Famous Painters of Romanticism (1800-1880)

John Constable was born in East Berthold, a village on the River in Suffolk, in his youth, Constable embarked on amateur Sketching trips in the surrounding Suffolk and Essex countryside that was to become the subject of a large proportion of his art.

Constable’s watercolors were also remarkably free for their time: the almost mystical Stonehenge, 1835, with its double rainbow, is often considered to be one of the greatest watercolors ever painted.

The sketches themselves were the first ever done in oils directly from the subject in the open air. To convey the effects of light and movement, Constable used broken brushstrokes, often in small touches, which he crumbled over lighter passages.

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