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Guided Walk, Sat 19 Aug 2017, free entry

Constable Country

Constable Country


? ?Starting with scenes of Flatford familiar from Constable we will look at how subject matter and the means of recording it pushed Constable into evolutionary painting. We will talk about the things we can learn from other artists. From the more pastoral river navigation scenes of Constable we will be walking towards the open tidal river, with hints of the coast that is Simon’s subject, from fresh water to salt water, from an owned landscape to a public and open landscape. We will think about the way this landscape approximates to how painting has been practised since Mondrian. We will talk about drawing and the collecting of information, and how this affects the way the painting is made in the studio. Simon is a painter based in the north coast of Essex and currently the president of Colchester Art Society.

Accessibility information: This walk will be on public footpaths through mixed terrain and there may be some stiles or other obstacles. It will be suitable for accompanied children.

Start point - Flatford Mill NT
?End Point - Cattawade (with optional return walk back to Flatford on the other bank of the river)

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Dates Times
Sat 19 Aug 2017 10:00 to 13:00


Free entry

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