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Curatorial Tour of Constable and Brighton with Peter Harrap
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Curatorial Tour of Constable and Brighton with Peter Harrap

When: Saturday, September 23, 2017
3:30 AM
Where: 12A Pavilion Parade
United Kingdom

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Join us for this intimate event,  a tour with curator and artist Peter Harrap, based on his current exhibition at Brighton Museum.

The exhibition brings together over 60 of the artist’s sketches, drawings and paintings from his time in Brighton for the first time, in the place where they were created. 
Focusing on his family life and walks, it explores the impact and influence of the work he made here; as well as the working practices he developed and the locations and people who inspired him. Highlights include:

  • Chain Pier, Brighton (1826–7, Tate ), a fine oil painting featuring the early Brighton landmark which was swept away in 1896, in its first exhibition in the city for 20 years.
  • Rainstorm over the Sea (c. 1824-28, Royal Academy of Arts ), a passionate, early impressionistic oil sketch seemingly influenced by Maria’s illness.
  • A Windmill near Brighton (1824, Tate), a jewel-like pastoral scene of a sun-drenched windmill typical of the Sussex countryside in Constable’s time.
  • The artist’s painting box, and his children’s toy stagecoach.
  • The gold medal Constable won for his celebrated painting The Hay Wain, when it was exhibited at the Paris Salon of 1824 (having been shown at the Royal Academy in 1821).

Constable and Brighton is curated by Brighton artist Peter Harrap, in consultation with renowned Constable expert Anne Lyles (formerly of Tate) and with support from researcher Shan Lancaster.

Date: Saturday 23rd of September 2017.
Private View: 15.30 hrs.

Limited spaces, RSVP is essential. 

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