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Constable's White Horse (Frick Diptych)

Constable's White Horse (Frick Diptych)

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Publisher D Giles Ltd
Year 18/01/2021
Pages 72
Version hardback
Readership level General/trade
ISBN 9781911282709
Categories Individual artists, art monographs
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Designed to foster critical engagement and interest the specialist and non-specialist alike, each book in the Frick Diptych series illuminates a single work in the Frick's rich collection with an essay by a Frick curator paired with a contribution from a contemporary artist or writer. The White Horse (1819) by John Constable (1776 1837) is the first of the series of the "six-footers," monumental landscapes of the English countryside that would become the artist's most famous works. Constable described the scene as "a placid representation of a serene, grey morning, summer." Years later, he said, "there are generally in the life of an artist perhaps one, two or three pictures, on which hang more than usual interest - this is mine". An essay by Aimee Ng, Frick Curator, paired with a contribution by artist William Kentridge bring to life one of Constable's most serene depictions of rural life, the artist's personal favorite. AUTHORS: William Kentridge (born 28 April 1955) is a South African artist whose work spans a diverse range of artistic media such as drawing, performance, film, printmaking, sculpture and painting. Kentridge has also directed a number of acclaimed operas and theatrical productions. Aimee Ng is a curator at The Frick Collection, New York, and is a specialist in Italian Renaissance art. 38 colour illustrations

Constable's White Horse (Frick Diptych)

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