Saturday, June 11, 2016

Happy birthday to John Constable

June 11, 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". In this image: Weymouth Bay (c. 1816).

Courtauld Gallery. Constable regarded the sky as ‘the chief “Organ of Sentiment”’ in landscape
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"Willy Lott's House from the Stour" by English Romantic painter John Constable who was born on this day in 1776

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