18th and 19th century British painting flourished with the likes of William Turner and John Constable. Recognised and admired to this day, Turner and Constable depicted nature in a completely new way, reflecting changes and developments in 19th century British society. In this course, we will delve into their art, understand their significance in art history, and take a look at other contemporary artistic expressions that appeared at the same time.
Artist, Lecturer, and Art Historian
Nick Pearson is an internationally exhibited contemporary artist, based in London. He teaches on the Foundation Art & Design and BA Graphic Design courses at London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA), is principle lecturer in art history at Richmond College of Art, and is a regular, occasional lecturer in art history at the University of Oxford.
What are the major differences between JMW Turner and John Constable?
Turner gave the public what they wanted from the start. Constable painted what he wanted to paint... but nobody painted clouds like Constable, and nobody painted the sea like Turner.