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Turner vs Constable: The Great British Paint-Off. The lecture will be delivered live by Zoom. Nicola Formby Wednesday 01 July 2020

This lecture will be delivered live online on Wed 1 July at 11.00 am.

The link to this lecture has been sent by email from Arts Society North Wiltshire on Monday 29 July.  Please click on the link in the email by no later than 10.55am, the lecture will start promptly at 11.00am.  The lecture is intended for members only - please do not share the link.  Many thanks.

This is the story of the epic rivalry between the two giants of British art, JMW Turner and John Constable. As unlike in background and temperament as their paintings were in style, these two creative geniuses transformed the art of landscape during the nineteenth century.  This lecture sets them head-to-head and examines their 'signature' paints and how their differing approaches fared in the competitive arena of the Royal Academy.

We also examine how they overcame the 'technical' challenge of sketching from nature before witnessing the final showdown of their respective 'showstoppers'.  But who will ultimately be crowned star painter?