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John Constable

Datum narození: 11. červen 1776
Datum úmrtí: 31. březen 1837


John Constable byl anglický malíř období romantismu. Byl synem mlynáře v hrabství Suffolk a již od dětství snil o tom, že se stane jedním z nejlepších krajinářů 19. století. Nakonec se malířství opravdu stává jediným smyslem jeho existence.

Citáty John Constable

„My canvas soothes me into forgetfulness of the scene of turmoil and folly — and worse — of the scene around me. Every gleam of sunshine is blighted to me in the art at least. Can it therefore be wondered at that I paint continual storms? "Tempest o'er tempest roll'd"“

—  John Constable
1830s, still the "darkness" is majestic. Letter to C.R. Leslie (1834), John Constable's Correspondence, ed. R.B. Beckett, (Ipswich, Suffolk Records Society, 1962-1970), vol. 3, p. 122; also quoted in Hugh Honour, Romanticism (Westview Press, 1979, ISBN 0-064-30089-7, ch. 3, p. 91

„The mysterious monument of Stonehenge, standing remote on a bare and boundless heath, as much unconnected with the events of past ages as it is with the uses of the present, carries you back beyond all historical records into the obscurity of a totally unknown period.“

—  John Constable
1830s, quote from his exhibition-text of 1836; as quoted in: Ronald Parkinson: John Constable: The Man and His Art, V&A, London, 1998 (ISBN: 1-85177-243-X), p. 89 (taken from Wikipedia) When Constable exhibited his watercolor 'Stonehenge' (he painted in 1835) one year later, he appended this short text to the title of his famous watercolor


„Painting is a science and should be pursued as an inquiry into the laws of nature. Why, then, may not a landscape be considered as a branch of natural philosophy, of which pictures are but experiments?“

—  John Constable
1830s, his lectures History of Landscape Painting (1836), Quote from 'The History of Landscape Painting,' fourth lecture, Royal Institution (16 June 1836), from John Constable's Discourses, ed. R.B. Beckett, (Ipswich, Suffolk Records Society, 1970), p. 69.

„A self-taught painter is one taught by a very ignorant person.“

—  John Constable
posthumous, undated, Quoted in The Quarterly Review vol. 119 (1866), p. 292.

„I paint by all the daylight we have and that is little enough, less perhaps than you have by much… imagine to yourself how a purl must look through a burnt glass.“

—  John Constable
1800s - 1810s, Letter to John Dunthorne, 1801; as quoted in Leslie Parris and Ian Fleming-Williams, Constable (Tate Gallery Publications, London, 1993), p. 510

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„It is so ambiguous as to be scarcely intelligible in some parts (and those the principal), yet as a whole, it is novel and affecting.“

—  John Constable
1800s - 1810s, Quote from Constable's letter to his future wife Maria Bicknell, 1812; as quoted in: 'A brief history of weather in European landscape art', John E. Thornes, in Weather Volume 55, Issue 10 Oct. 2000, p. 368 Constable wrote his love about Turner's landscape-painting 'Snow Storm: Hannibal and his Army Crossing the Alps' (Tate Gallery, No. 490); The storm effects in this painting are typical of many of Turner's skies

„The world is wide; no two days are alike, nor even two hours; neither were there ever two leaves of a tree alike since the creation of the world.“

—  John Constable
posthumous, undated, Quoted in C.R. Leslie, Memoirs of the Life of John Constable, Composed Chiefly of His Letters (1843) (Phaidon, London, 1951) p. 273

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