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BA John Constable (HB edition)

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by William Vaughan

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BA John Constable (HB edition)
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John Constable is best known for his idyllic paintings of the English countryside, yet he was also a brilliant innovator who brought a new vivacity to the observation of nature. He practiced oil painting in the open air, capturing in particular the ‘effervescent’ effects of atmospherics – as can be seen, for example, in his wonderful studies of clouds. His art became a benchmark for naturalist painters throughout Europe and America in the nineteenth century, and he continues to be one of the most popular and influential artists to this day.

This book draws extensively on the artist’s own correspondence to provide a fresh understanding of his artistic aims and achievements, and reassesses his role in the development of modern art.

William Vaughan is Professor Emeritus in History of Art at Birkbeck College, University of London.

  • Author William Vaughan
  • Artist John Constable
  • Pages 104pp
  • Number of illustrations 60 colour illustrations
  • Dimensions 246 x 189 mm
  • Hardback yes
  • ISBN No. 9781849762779
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