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Jun 26th, 2006, 10:58 AM
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Tate Britain Special Exhibition of Constable until August 28, 2006

In 1991 my wife and I had the pleasure of attending the exhibition of Constable at the Tate. Awesome. It's back and perhaps bigger.

From The Times:

"Great days out in Britain: June 26 - July 2

Tuesday June 27

See some of Britain's most recognizable works of art at Tate Britain until August 28 as part of the Constable: The Great Landscapes exhibition. Constable's Hay Wain and Salisbury Cathedral are among the 65 paintings on show. It will be the first time that Constable's six River Stour series paintings, each measuring a vast six feet by four and a half, have been displayed together. Admission £10. Exhibitions open from 10am to 5.40pm (last admission 5pm)."

After viewing the Constables continue the Tate visit in the Clore galleries to view the Turners. Considering that these two were contemporaries (Constable 1776-1837, Turner 1775-1851) their styles are so different. Constable I always felt was reluctant to consider a work completed and Turner couldn't wait to start another.
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Jun 26th, 2006, 11:18 AM
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Thanks for this heads-up, jsmith. I didn't get to see the Tate on our March visit. Will be excited to catch it in August. I also want to see the Blake room - also from the same period but oh, so different.
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Jun 26th, 2006, 12:29 PM
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One of my favorite paintings, Sargent's "Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose" is domiciled in the Tate. Such beauty. I've seen it in 2 venues besides the Tate, the MFA in Boston and the Clark in Williamstown, so it travels a lot. It is a large painting, 68 by 60. A reproduction doesn't do it justice.
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Jun 26th, 2006, 01:37 PM
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Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose just blows me away - the light is just about indescribable . . . .

Unfortunately the all the reproductions/prints/postcards sold by the Tate (unless they have new stock in) are not of the full painting but just small sections.
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Jun 26th, 2006, 04:10 PM
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You can find Sargent's painting at:

http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewW...&searchid=8938

It doesn't do it justice but maybe will tempt a visit.
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Jun 26th, 2006, 04:19 PM
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We saw it last year. It's one of my favorite paintings.
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Jun 26th, 2006, 04:50 PM
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Yes, I saw it a couple of weeks ago.

Tate Britain: Constable – The Great Landscapes
www.tate.org.uk/britain/e...constable/

Just open and getting a lot of press. There is a special place in my heart for Constable as when I ditched my crayons for oil and brush, I studied him and he taught me how to paint trees. The beauty of this exhibition is that they have his “oil sketches” (his rough work, often created “en plein air” (?? In situ, in the open air) beside his finished works. You could move his rough work into an Impressionist Master’s exhibition and no-one would be any the wiser – I actually PREFERRED his impressionist interpretations to the finished works.

There is also a wonderful exhibition at the V&A:
V&A: Modernism: Designing a New World 1914-1939
www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/mi...flash.html


And don't forget Michelangelo's drawings at the BM:
Sunday:
British Museum: Michelangelo Drawings: closer to the master (Thanks Elaine)
www.ifbarts.com/tickets/s...wings.html


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Jun 26th, 2006, 05:18 PM
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Here are a couple of shows at the Royal Academy to add to your calendar:

Modigliani, July 8 to Oct 15

Rodin, Sep 23 to Jan 1

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/?lid=706
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Jun 26th, 2006, 06:14 PM
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Ahhh , to be there ~
I love the Tate, I love Turner...everything else is icing on the cake.
Thank you, jsmith
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Jun 26th, 2006, 06:18 PM
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Well, my five days in August aren't going to stretch very far with all these great exhibitions - along with a long visit to the National Gallery that I have promised myself.
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