Stonehenge: John Constable

John Constable: Stonehenge

British painter John Constable’s Stonehenge from 1835 again revels in dramatic atmospheric effects as the sky is swept with broad strokes of light that signal the mysticism surrounding the prehistoric monument.

There is a cohesion between Constable’s choice of subject matter and his characteristic dwelling upon the elements of nature. The sky is so quickly and intuitively painted and sketched as to look forward to a much later Expressionism.

John Constable’s Stonehenge is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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