Was Constable a chocolate box painter or a revolutionary? Art historian Rose Balston explores six decades of BBC archive to discover how TV has influenced our understanding of him.
Often dismissed as a chocolate box painter in his day, Constable is now acknowledged to have been a revolutionary. Art historian Rose Balston explores six decades of BBC archive to discover how TV has influenced our understanding of him.
Constable pushed the boundaries of landscape painting to such an extent that he was rejected by the establishment. Perhaps just as surprisingly, he poured his love for one woman onto the canvas as no painter of landscapes had done before. This programme goes beyond cliché to discover what the BBC archive has to say about a much misunderstood English master.
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|Interviewed Guest||Sarah Cove|
|Interviewed Guest||Anne Lyles|
|Interviewed Guest||Michael Rosenthal|
|Production Manager||Judy Wilson|
|Executive Producer||Emma Parkins|
|Executive Producer||Ed Stobart|