Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Constable was born in 1776 at East Bergholt. He began his professional career as a student at the Royal Academy Schools. Following the fashion for painting mountainous, Romantic scenery, he spent some time in Derbyshire and the Lake District, but it was only on his return to the quieter, less spectacular countryside of his native Suffolk that he developed his personal style. The V&A's collections include hundreds of works by Constable, including paintings, drawings and sketchbooks.

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John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

John Constable - The Making of a Master (Hardcover)

The remarkable naturalism of John Constable’s paintings has always been acknowledged, and his ‘vivid and timeless’ (as he called the…

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Game: Luxury Time

Are you worthy? Do you have the skill and focus to take on our challenge of making three luxury objects in our online game?

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Event - Leafcutter John: Playing With Light Concert

Sat 12 September 2015 16:00–17:00

SPECIAL EVENT: Join us for a special performance by musician and artist Leafcutter John as he presents his Light Controlled Music system – a light sensitive controller and specialised software played using multiple light sources.

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