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Constable: Oil Sketches from the Victoria and Albert Museum 

When: June 22-Sept. 30 2012
Before Thomas Kinkade stole the hearts of millions of mall-goers with his light-filled cottages, before Bob Ross hypnotized us on television with his happy trees, it was 19th century English painter John Constable who dominated the world of idyllic landscapes with his romantic depictions of the English countryside. Though many an artist has tried to usurp his crown over the centuries, Constable remains the reigning king of monumental, heavenly vistas. For the next three months, instead of trekking to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to experience the soothing tranquility of unspoiled nature, you can find it right here at 10th and Broadway! This exhibit will feature oil sketches for two of Constable’s most celebrated paintings, “The Hay Wain” and “The Leaping Horse.” Also included is a series of his watercolors and drawings that track the progress from his early work to the sketches that defined Suffolk and Essex, which became known as “Constable Country.”
— Sara Estes


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