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EventFamily Workshop: Creating Constable

1517 April 2014, 11.30am, 1.30pm & 3pm
Cost Free
Suitability Families
Booking Nifer cyfyngedig o lefydd felly archebwch wrth y Dderbynfa
John Constable, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831
John Constable (1776 – 1837)
Photograph © Tate, London 2013

Purchased by Tate with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Manton Foundation and the Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and Tate Members in partnership with Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales, Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service, National Galleries of Scotland; and Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum.

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Get creative with clouds and make your own artwork inspired by Constable

Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831 shows a view of Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire under a brooding sky, lightning striking its roof. A rainbow arcs overhead, softening the effect of the storm.

When this painting was first exhibited, a writer for The Morning Herald complained that ‘the sky is in a state of utter derangement’. But this is a key part of the painting’s meaning. For Constable, the sky can convey mood and emotion. The heaving, agitated clouds are often seen as an expression of the grief and emotional turmoil Constable felt at this time.

In this family workshop you will get an opportunity to look at Constable’s stormy skies in more detail, and to create your own pop-up landscapes to take home.

Book on arrival at the Information Desk.

The display of the painting and related events are supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund.

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