Helmingham Hollow - John Constable. 103x129
This is a landscape painting John constable (1776-1837) - a great example of painting in English romanticism, of which the artist is a representative. It wakes up a swarm of sensations and memories in the soul of the viewer, makes you think about the eternal values and transience of life. But in the work of Constable there is no drama, a sense of hopelessness and the doom of human existence. The dusk lurking in the shade of the old trees of the hollow is ready to scatter: through the branches and trunks, gaps of a blue sky with rushing clouds are visible. From shore to shore, a wooden walkway has been thrown, making it easier for travelers to travel. Water sparkles with sun glare.
Unlike contemporaries who painted fictional landscapes, Constable paid much attention to observing nature and writing sketches. He studied natural lighting and various atmospheric conditions, anticipating the later searches of painters. His art found understanding on the other side of the English Channel, while at home it remained practically unclaimed.