Constable – Chocolate Box Painter or Country Rebel?

“I should paint my own places best.”

John Constable transformed the way we see the English landscape.

While most landscape painters of his day travelled extensively to find ‘picturesque’ or ‘sublime’ scenery, Constable never left England. He instead embarked on a journey to create unique, deeply personal images of the countryside round his boyhood home of East Bergholt. His name is so closely associated with his native Suffolk that the area is often referred to as “Constable country.”

For many, Constable conjures up images of chocolate boxes and biscuit tins. This talk will demolish this association and give Constable the respect he deserves – as a true revolutionary.