Sunday, June 11, 2017

John Constable. Born on this day in 1776









John Constable (11 June 1776 – 31 March 1837) was an English Romantic painter. Born in Suffolk, he is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home — now known as "Constable Country" — which he invested with an intensity of affection. "I should paint my own places best", he wrote to his friend John Fisher in 1821, "painting is but another word for feeling"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Constable

Heilbrun Timeline of Art History: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/jcns/hd_jcns.htm

1 comment:

Carla Ives said...

Now these I like very much, especially the large painting of the ocean. I had heard the name of Constable, but this is the first time viewing his work. Beautiful landscapes!