From July 2 to October 9, the Villa Vauban in Luxembourg is presenting a unique collection of works by John Constable. Coming from the Tate Collection in London, these paintings represent landscapes of the county of Suffolk and the surroundings of Salisbury, Hampstead and Brighton.
Refugees in London during the 1870 war, Monet and Pissarro were able to admire some of Constable's paintings, including the Wheat Field, Salisbury Cathedral and Dedham Mill. Pissarro will also write in a letter to Wynford Dewhurst "We were surprised above all by the landscapes which were closer to our research in relation to the open air, the light and the fugitive effects..."
Delacroix admires the luminosity of his greens and the vibration of his small juxtaposed touches.
Paintings by Gainsborough, Turner, John Linnell, Benjamin West and others place Constable's work in context and illustrate how other artists have depicted the English landscape.
With "John Constable's English Landscapes", the Villa Vauban presents in partnership with Tate the first monographic exhibition on the artist in Luxembourg and offers the rare opportunity to discover the works of this English classic on the continent.
In his art history lectures, Fabrice Roy combines the past with the present, in a poetic and playful evocation of the French 19th century...
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