New Constable Exhibition
John Constable's The Hay Wain (1820-21) is moving from The National Gallery to Tate Britain for a new exhibition of his work in London: CONSTABLE The Great Landscapes from 1 June to 28 August. Read Tate's blurb. "This summer spectacular brings together Constable's seminal six-foot canvases for the very first time and reunites them with their full-scale preliminary sketches. You'll find out about changes in composition, his revolutionary handling of paint and how recent x-rays have uncovered hidden secrets. A truly magnificent show." Convinced? £10 (£8 concessions; family tickets £28) doesn't convince me, and I'm a fan! If you feel up to paying these extortionate prices, be sure to view another of my favourites while you're there: John Atkinson Grimshaw. Also, parents might consider the half-term holiday activities for kids (title link).