John Constable s Skies

John Constable is arguably the most accomplished painter of English skies and weather of all time. For Constable, the sky was the keynote, the standard of scale and the chief organ of sentiment in a landscape painting.

Author: John E. Thornes

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781902459028

Category: Art

Page: 288

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John Constable is arguably the most accomplished painter of English skies and weather of all time. For Constable, the sky was the keynote, the standard of scale and the chief organ of sentiment in a landscape painting. But how far did he understand the workings of the forces of nature which created his favourite cumulus clouds, portrayed in so many of his skies over the landscapes of Hampstead Heath, Salisbury and Suffolk? And were the skies he painted scientifically accurate? In this lucid and accessible study, John Thornes provides a meteorological framework for reading the skies of landscape art, compares Constable's skies to those produced by other artists from the middle ages to the nineteenth century, analyses Constable's own meteorological understanding, and examines the development of his painted skies. In so doing he provides fresh evidence to identify the year of painting of some of Constable's previously undated cloud studies.

Constable s Skies

A beautiful, gift-sized volume celebrating Constable's enduring fascination and engagement with the sky

Author: Mark Evans

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ISBN: 9780500480328

Category: Art

Page: 144

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A beautiful, gift-sized volume celebrating Constable's enduring fascination and engagement with the sky

The Calamity Form

John Constable, letter to John Fisher dated 20 September 1821, quoted in John
E. Thornes, John Constable's Skies: A Fusion of Art and Science (Edgbaston:
University of Birmingham Press, 1999), 82. 28. Jacobus, Romantic Things, 14. 29
.

Author: Anahid Nersessian

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ISBN: 022670131X

Category: English poetry

Page: 240

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"The Romantic period in literature coincided with two of the most significant transformations in modern history: the Industrial Revolution and, with it, the inflection point of the Anthropocene. Literary critics have shown that much of Romantic poetry expresses an uncanny insight into both of these transformations, including the human and ecological costs of what we now call a carbon-based economy. But was art really capable of making sense of the emerging crisis-or of changing the future? In a superbly nuanced work of literary criticism, Anahid Nersessian shows that poets began to disqualify themselves from explaining the train of consequences that industry set in motion. Their form of knowledge-if knowledge it be-was of an order different from science or economics, and could not bear the burden of accounting for environmental calamity. Romanticism, Nersessian argues, is of the Anthropocene but not about it, and she cautions against investing its poetry with a straightforwardly testimonial power. In doing so, she models an approach to criticism that reads within what Charles Olson calls "the shapeful," emphasizing the role of rhetorical figures in fashioning the posture a poem takes on a historical question. While focusing on the Romantics, Nersessian also ranges back to the seventeenth century (e.g., the poetry of Andrew Marvell) and forward to examples of contemporary poetry and conceptual art (e.g., Derek Jarman's poetry, and installations by Agnes Denes and Helen Mirra). Within literary studies, this is a widely anticipated book by one of the most brilliant critics of her generation"--

The Lives of the Most Eminent British Painters

expression may be used , of the skies , which are so particu larly marked in the
hail squalls at this time of the year , is this ... painters by making their skies calm
and cloudless ; but Constable loved clouds , and painted the accumulated
masses ...

Author: Allan Cunningham

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Proceedings of the Geologists Association

The walk from St. Mary's Cray to Skid Hill was a delightful one , through Kentish
lanes , rich in the wild flowers of June , with great landscapes anon bursting into
view under one of Constable's skies . Kevington , East Hall , and Skid Hill , the
last ...

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Category: Geology

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Constable s Clouds

25 This remarkable series of statements confirms Constable ' s great passion for
skies , expressing both his anxieties and his confidence that he was at last close
to being able to ' conquer all difficulties ? His belief that the sky is the key - note ...

Author: John Constable

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Category: Ciels dans l'art

Page: 176

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Attempts to match paintings with ideas and tries to establish

Journal of Meteorology

Its value would have been enhanced had it contained a list of further reading .
JOHN CONSTABLE'S SKIES : A FUSION OF ART AND SCIENCE by John E
Thornes , ISBN 1902459-02-4 . The University of Birmingham University Press ,
Main ...

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Category: Meteorology

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John Constable

... Martin Suggett , John E. Thornes & Timothy Wilcox , Liverpool and Edinburgh ,
2000 Constable : Le Choix de Lucian Freud , with essays by William Feaver ,
John Gage , Anne Lyles , Oliver Meslay et al . , Paris , 2002 Constable's Skies ,
ed .

Author: Anthony Bailey

Publisher: Vintage

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 366

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Anthony Bailey presents this biography of John Constable (1776-1837), the quintessentially English landscape painter.

Constable s Oil Sketches 1809 29

... Constable : Le Choix de Lucian Freud , Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais ,
Paris , October 2002 - January 2003 ( catalogue and texts by L. Freud , W. Feaver
, J. Gage , A. Lyles , R. Ur and L Whiteley ) SOR 2004 Constable's Skies , ed .

Author: John Constable

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Category: Landscapes in art

Page: 152

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John Constable

Constable's skies were no mere flat white sheets acting as a simple foil to his
subjects , but a dominant part of the composition , just as they are in nature . In
his own day , Constable's point of view , and his methods of realizing it in paint ,
were ...

Author: Arthur Bensley Chamberlain

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Category: Arts

Page: 80

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This 1909 publication is on the life and works of English artist John Constable.

In Constable s Country

I do not know whether Constable painted the lighthouse erected by Sir William
Batten , or one built subsequently . ... The sky , on the whole , is illustrative of Mr.
Brock - Arnold's remark that “ in most of Constable's skies are masses of soft ...

Author: Herbert Winckworth Tompkins

Publisher: London : J.M. Dent

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Category: Arts

Page: 264

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Constable's Country describes the area where John Constable lived and painted. This book features paintings by Constable that depict scenes from his home.

John Constable R A 1776 1837

VARIOUS STUDIES ERHAPS more than most artists Constable steered a straight
course . However , from time to time ... Presumably the long - term design of the
sky studies was to enable him to introduce true aspects of nature into his skies .

Author: John Constable

Publisher: George Wittenborn Incorporated

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Category: Drawing, British

Page: 244

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The Frick Collection Drawings prints and later acquisitions

For more about these early sketches, see J. Thornes, John Constable's Skies,
Birmingham, 1999, p. 115. 3. It is primarily because the Frick oil sketches are
executed in the larger format that various authorities have assigned them to 1822
.

Author: Frick Collection

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Category: Art

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Sketches by Constable from the Victoria and Albert Museum

John Constable, Smithsonian Institution, Victoria and Albert Museum ... In his
letter of September 20 , 1821 , he says : “ I have likewise made many skies and
effects — for I wish it could be said of me as Fuselli says of Rembrandt , ' he
followed ...

Author: John Constable

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Category: Art

Page: 32

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Comparative Literature

After the productive decade from 1816 to 1826 , when Constable enjoyed the full
happiness of a new family life and painted many of his great canal scenes , the
skies in his paintings began to darken . 37 The serene , gray summer morning ...

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Category: Comparative literature

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Romantic Things

John Constable's Correspondence, 6:77. 52. See Thornes, John Constable's
Skies, 68–80; and Morris, Constable's Clouds, 123. 53. John Constable's
Correspondence, 6:142. 54. See Thornes, John Constable's Skies, 117. 55.

Author: Mary Jacobus

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022627134X

Category: Art

Page: 232

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Our thoughts are shaped as much by what things make of us as by what we make of them. Lyric poetry is especially concerned with things and their relationship to thought, sense, and understanding. In Romantic Things, Mary Jacobus explores the world of objects and phenomena in nature as expressed in Romantic poetry alongside the theme of sentience and sensory deprivation in literature and art. Jacobus discusses objects and attributes that test our perceptions and preoccupy both Romantic poetry and modern philosophy. John Clare, John Constable, Rainer Maria Rilke, W. G. Sebald, and Gerhard Richter make appearances around the central figure of William Wordsworth as Jacobus explores trees, rocks, clouds, breath, sleep, deafness, and blindness in their work. While she thinks through these things, she is assisted by the writings of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida, and Jean-Luc Nancy. Helping us think more deeply about things that are at once visible and invisible, seen and unseen, felt and unfeeling, Romantic Things opens our eyes to what has been previously overlooked in lyric and Romantic poetry.

Constable

I have likewise made many skies and effects — for I wish it could be said of me as
Fuseli says of Rembrandt , ' he followed nature in her calmest abodes and could
pluck a flower on every hedge — yet he was born to cast a steadfast ...

Author: Malcolm Cormack

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Category: Painters

Page: 256

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Studie over leven en werk van de Engelse schilder John Constable (1776-1837)

Gainsboro and Constable

My skies have not been neglected though they have often failed in execution , no
doubt , from an over - anxiety about them , which will alone destroy that easy
appearance which Nature has in all her movements . ” In most of Constable's
skies ...

Author: George Moss Brock-Arnold

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Page: 275

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John Constable R A

At the same time he was making many careful studies of His close trees and
skies at Hampstead , carried Study of farther than any he had done before . ( Ond
Nature the question of skies his letter of October 23rd , 1821 , is worth quoting ...

Author: Robert George Windsor-Clive earl of Plymouth

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Category: Painters

Page: 231

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John Constable the Painter

And now talking of skies , it is amusing to us to see how admirably you fight my
battles ; you certainly take the best possible ground for getting your friend out of a
scrape . That landscape painter who does not make his skies a very material part
 ...

Author: Edward Verrall Lucas

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Category: Painting, English

Page: 78

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