Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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25 October 2017Turner vs. Constable. The Great British Paint-off.
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Turner vs. Constable. The Great British Paint-off.
Nichola Moorby
Wednesday 25 October 2017

Turner vs. Constable

This is the story of the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, J.M.W. Turner and John Constable. As unlike in background and temperament as their paintings were in style, these two creative geniuses transformed the art of landscape. This lecture/study day sets them head-to-head and examines their differences, their similarities, their battles and their shared triumphs. But who will ultimately be crowned star painter? As well as giving an overview of Turner and Constable, the subject provides an enjoyable overview of the British art world during the nineteenth century. Click here for full details and booking form.