to find such light

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February 11, 2013 8:00 am
cavetocanvas:

John Constable, Weymouth Bay from the Downs above Osmington Mills, c. 1816
From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:

Unlike his contemporary Turner, who traveled widely in search of impressive and dramatic scenery, Constable painted only the landscape of his native England. His images of modest countryside and the movement of clouds across the sky have the freshness and immediacy of on-the-spot observation. This view of Weymouth Bay in Dorset was painted during the artist’s honeymoon in the small village of Osmington Mills. Although Constable never returned to Osmington, he based a number of later paintings on the sketches he made during this visit.

cavetocanvas:

John Constable, Weymouth Bay from the Downs above Osmington Mills, c. 1816

From the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston:

Unlike his contemporary Turner, who traveled widely in search of impressive and dramatic scenery, Constable painted only the landscape of his native England. His images of modest countryside and the movement of clouds across the sky have the freshness and immediacy of on-the-spot observation. This view of Weymouth Bay in Dorset was painted during the artist’s honeymoon in the small village of Osmington Mills. Although Constable never returned to Osmington, he based a number of later paintings on the sketches he made during this visit.

October 13, 2012 1:24 am May 14, 2012 5:53 pm April 28, 2012 4:21 pm
Ivan Shishkin, On the Shore of the Gulf of Finland. Udrias Near Narva [У берегов Финского залива (Удриас близ Нарвы)], 1888.

Ivan Shishkin, On the Shore of the Gulf of Finland. Udrias Near Narva [У берегов Финского залива (Удриас близ Нарвы)], 1888.

April 20, 2012 9:20 pm
John Constable, Beach in Brighton.

John Constable, Beach in Brighton.

April 19, 2012 5:47 pm
Maurice Prendergast, Beach Promenade, 1907-10.

Maurice Prendergast, Beach Promenade, 1907-10.

March 27, 2012 6:00 pm
Maurice Prendergast, On the Beach, St. Malo, c.1907.

Maurice Prendergast, On the Beach, St. Malo, c.1907.