Constable's Skies - A talk by Dr. John Thornes

The Hay Wain - Copyright National Gallery

Tuesday 6 March, Boat House Gallery, National Trust, Flatford.

To John Constable the sky was "the keynote", the "standard of scale" and the "chief organ of sentiment" in landscape painting but how much meteorology did Constable understand? John Thornes, a professional academic meteorologist, discusses why the sky plays such an important part in Constable's most famous representation of British landscape, The Hay Wain.

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