This lecture will cover the full range of Constable’s career, with a special emphasis on works in the exhibition. It will cover the early phase of Constable’s work when his commitment to ‘truth to nature’, as demonstrated by paintings of the Suffolk landscape, is at its most faithful. It will then discuss the artist’s success in the 1820s when he turned to painting larger, ‘six-foot’ exhibition canvases which helped him achieve full professional recognition.
Finally, it will discuss Constable’s hitherto neglected later years in which he depended increasingly on memory to represent some of his best-known landscapes with a new intensity and freedom of expression.
Auditorium Cercle Cité
3, rue Genistre (entrée Cité Bibliothèque)
Anne Lyles, Art historian and curator of the exhibition John Constable’s English Landscapes
T +352 4796 4900