As our ‘Constable in Context’ draws to a close, join us for ‘last chance to see’ Private View and glass of wine, followed by a talk from Nicholas Alfrey.
Turner and Constable were both admired in France in their lifetime. Turner’s work was known through engraving, while Constable exhibited important paintings at the Paris Salon, including The Haywain, which had an impact on young French landscape painters. But was this a lasting influence? Did the English example still matter to a later generation of landscape artists? Though Monet and Pissarro spent some time in London in 1870 and had the opportunity to see work by Turner and Constable at first hand, the claim that English landscape painting was a significant precedent for French Impressionism has been widely contested. Nicholas Alfrey is Honorary Research Associate in the Department of History of Art at the University of Nottingham and is the perfect guide in examining these questions.
Aspire is a partnership programme touring Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, exhibited 1831 across the UK. Aspire is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund.