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Constable in Turin: the landscapes of the soul

Through around sixty works from the Tate UK, La Reggia di Venaria presents Salle des Arts, from October 25, 2022 to February 5, 2023, an original exhibition of around a hundred works by John Constable (1776-1837) on the subject of landscape.

John Constable. The Gleaners Brighton. 1824 . Tate Britain
John Constable. The Gleaners Brighton. 1824 . Tate Britain

John Constable depicts places to which he is attached in the countryside around his native village, Dedham Vale, in the county of Suffolk.

John Constable. Flatford Mill. 1816. Tate Britain
John Constable. Flatford Mill. 1816. Tate Britain

Unlike his contemporary William Turner, a great traveler who often painted a disturbing nature, in the storm or the turmoil, John Constable represents peaceful, welcoming landscapes, close to his life and his home.

John Constable. The sea near Brighton. 1826. Tate Britain
John Constable. The sea near Brighton. 1826. Tate Britain

John Constable is a painter of contrast, who has depicted landscapes with quasi-impressionist reflections alongside more conventional paintings, licked down to the smallest detail. Thus, there is Monet and Delacroix in "The sea near Brighton", painted in 1826. Constable, precursor? Certainly, in the approach to movement, the speed of the keys, the superposition of tones.


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