Constable and History
Victoria and Albert Museum
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The paper looks at the depiction of history in Constable's later paintings. It argues that the artist makes history visible in two ways: spatial ambiguity and monumentality. The first way renders historical forces mysterious and the second explicitly moralises particular artefacts, often adding supplementary texts to pictures.
Consatble Study Day: Constable and the Masters, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, October 2014