CONSTABLE KNEW THE SKY. I posted here about how Constable devoted a period in 1821 and 1822 exclusively to cloud studies and said that: “the sky was the ‘chief organ of sentiment’ in his paintings.”

Alexandra Harris has written WEATHERLAND about the effect of English weather on writers and artists. Alexandra Mullen had a review of WEATHERLAND in the Wall Street Journal (February 27-28). Harris writes: “The extraordinary cloud paintings of John Constable were not fanciful renderings, Ms. Harris reminds us. Constable grew up helping his father trim the sails on the family windmill: ‘He could read the sky as a ploughman reads the field or a coachman the road ahead.'”

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