In 1888, Isabel Constable bequeathed her father's famous paintings to the Victoria and Albert Museum (then the South Kensington Museum). The collection consisted of ninety-five oil paintings and sketches, two hundred and ninety-seven drawings and watercolours, and three sketchbooks.
The V&A Museum is now holding a special exhibition featuring John Constables work, which will be on display between the 20th September - 11th January 2015. Constable: The Making of a Master reveals the hidden stories of how he created some of his most loved paintings.
John Constable was born in 1776 in Suffolk; from the beginning, his artistic aim was clear - not to follow the path of old masters, whose idyllic landscapes were filled with depictions of mythological and biblical figures. Constable wanted to show nature as it was, but his scenes were no less idealistic, and he is recognised as one of the forerunners of the Romantic Movement.
Tickets to the exhibit are £15.50 adults, £13.50 seniors, £9 children and concessions, and free for under 12s. There will also be several related events to enjoy.
Curator Talk 19th September, 11:00am, £10
Ana Debenedetti gives a preview before the exhibit opens, highlighting some of the key works on display and the processes behind the show.
A two-day practical workshop will help you with the essential skills to create stunning mixed media landscapes. Learn how to work with ink, pastels, and monotype to achieve good composition, layering, and three-dimensionality in your work.