Friday, July 13, 2012

The lock

You may have seen this painting on art news sites recently - it was auctioned earlier this month for 35 million dollars. John Constable (1776 – 1837) is, together with Turner, my favourite British painter, even though in general I prefer expressionism and impressionism over his romantic style. The lock, dating back to 1824, is one of his best, showing the beautiful side of the rural English landscape.