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TalkArt Lunchtime Talk: The Constable Challenge

6 June 2014, 1.05pm
Cost Free
Suitability Adults
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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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 Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows 1831 is the painting that John Constable wished to be remembered by. He called it his ‘Great Salisbury’. For him the monumental 6-foot work represented the culmination of his artistic achievements. It has long been considered a masterpiece of British art.

But how do you make this masterpiece relevant for today? This was the challenge set to Stephanie Roberts, Learning Trainee for the project. In this talk she will reflect on her role in the project and her experiences engaging different audiences with the painting.

Part of the Aspire programme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Art Fund.

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