Studies in Art

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Celebrated today for being one of the greatest painters of English landscape, Constable sought to capture the transient effects of light and atmosphere on art to be found under every hedge and in every lane.This course will refresh our understanding of Constable’s work and creative process, his techniques and his legacy and set him within the context of rural England at the beginning of the nineteenth century and the Romantic period.

 

Tuesday 21 October 2014

10.30am
Unsustainable Agriculture: Rural Life in the Time of Constable
Dr Jeremy Burchardt, Associate Professor of Rural History, University of Reading

12.00noon
John Constable’s Culture
Professor Emeritus Michael Rosenthal, University of Warwick

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
John Constable’s Skies: A Fusion of Art and Science
John Thornes, Emeritus Professor of Applied Meteorology, University of Birmingham


Tuesday 28 October 2014

10.30am
From Chocolate Box to Jackson Pollock: Constable’s Painting Materials and Techniques
Sarah Cove, Paintings Conservator & Founder, Constable Research Project

12.00noon
Faith and Friendship:Constable in Salisbury
Timothy Wilcox, Independent Scholar and Curator

1.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm
Visit to the exhibition Constable: The Making of a Master at the Victoria & Albert Museum


Tuesday 4 November 2012

10.30am
The Great Landscapes: An Assessment of Constable’s Six-Foot Paintings
Anne Lyles, Independant  Art Historian

12.00noon
A Prophet Crying in the Wilderness? Constable’s Influence and Legacy from Delacroix to David Hockney
Timothy Wilcox, Independent Scholar and Curator

1.00pm
A glass of wine to end the course