In-depth exploration of the artistic experience of the two great masters of English Romanticism.
[Turner and Constable. Nature, light and color in English Romanticism] The almost perfect biographical parallels and their parallel focus on the landscape make John Constable and William Turner the protagonists of a fascinating stylistic confrontation, between the two greatest English artists of the early 1800s. The serene, lucid image based on rationality of vision and love for the countryside, in Constable, is contrasted by dramatic vivacity and vibrant dynamism of atmospheric effects in Turner, with overtones of classical art.
Constable, placidly engaged in repeated study of the same places, and Turner, fascinated by fog and mists, form the two pillars of a new conception of nature and painting, opening the way for modern sensibilities in art.
An in-depth exploration of the artistic experience of the two great masters of English Romanticism.