This essay will consider two landscape painters and explore their work, John Constable - West End Fields Hampstead, noon ca. 1822 & J.M.W. Turner - Rain, Steam and Speed ca. 1844 illustrating the social, cultural and philosophical concerns and values of 19th Century England and discuss how these artists have chosen to express their interpretations of the epoch, focusing on their aim, technique, and subject matter.
John Constable and The Natural Eye (West End Fields Hampstead, noon)
John Constable’s work demonstrates his scientific...
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...he publication of the only known original manuscript of any of his sketching tours, J. Anderson, New York, 1926
This gives an interesting look at his travels and who he was as an artist. This book offers a variety of quotes and thoughts of other individuals about Turner and his work. Interesting resource to complete the picture of Turner’s life and interpretations by others.
Wilton, A, Turner and the Sublime, British museum publications, London, 1980.
Wilton explores the sublime within a range of Turners works of various media. The sublime is discussed and categorised, Turners work is also categorised in order to discuss the themes within his large oeuvre. This book provided a good look into the notion of the sublime and how Turner applies it in his personal way, highlighting Turner’s skill not only in his oils but his water colours and topographical drawings.
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