Constable: The Making of a Master

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Until Sun Jan 11 2015

  • John Constable, 'Brighton Beach', 1824 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • John Constable, 'Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Ground', 1823 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Self-portrait by John Constable, c1799-1804 © National Portrait Gallery London

  • 'Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead', c.1821-22, John Constable. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

  • 'Reverse Branch Hill Pond, Hampstead', c.1821-22, John Constable. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

  • 'Full-scale study for Hay Wain', c.1821, John Constable. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

John Constable, 'Brighton Beach', 1824 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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  • Name:

    V&A

  • Address:

    V&A Cromwell Rd
    London
    SW7 2RL

  • Venue phone:

    020 7942 2000

  • Venue website:

    www.vam.ac.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Mon-Thu, Sat, Sun 10am-5.45pm; Fri 10am-10pm

  • Transport:

    Tube: South Kensington

  • Price:

    Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions

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      • Cromwell Rd
        London
        SW7 2RL
      • 020 7942 2000
      • www.vam.ac.uk
      • 51.49682,-0.172507
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Constable: The Making of a Master 2014 - 2015

  • Date Time Price information
  • Sat Dec 27
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Sun Dec 28
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Mon Dec 29
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Tue Dec 30
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Wed Dec 31
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Thu Jan 1 2015
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Fri Jan 2 2015
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Sat Jan 3 2015
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Sun Jan 4 2015
    10:00
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  • Mon Jan 5 2015
    10:00
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  • Tue Jan 6 2015
    10:00
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  • Wed Jan 7 2015
    10:00
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  • Thu Jan 8 2015
    10:00
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  • Fri Jan 9 2015
    10:00
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  • Sat Jan 10 2015
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
  • Sun Jan 11 2015
    10:00
    £14-£15.50, £9-£13.50 concs, £23-£37 family ticket
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"There’s a sense of diminishing returns as life seemingly ebbs from images like ‘The Leaping Horse’ (1824-’25) as they get  refined and finessed."  I'm not sure this is fair or true.  Yes, it is fascinating to see the six foot studies alongside the finished pieces; but that the final paintings are less alive than the rough studies, is a peculiar observation, and entirely subjective.  

This is, however, an excellent show, which provides a "behind-the-scenes" peak at the artist.  We are now so familiar with some of his landscapes, we must take a conscious step backwards to the point at which they were created.  The V&A display enables us to do this, while presenting a full and balanced look at the artist's career, from his earliest pictures, to his latest works: http://artseer.wordpress.com/2014/09/28/constable-making-of-a-master-review-va/