Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The Haywain

John Constable
Oil on canvas

Known as Constable's "most famous image," I found this painting to be beautiful at first glance. I love how he avoided using extremely bright colors, focusing specifically on earth tones to really capture the time of day while giving it a very realistic look. Here, Constable uses accents of red to introduce balance and color throughout this predominantly green landscape. Whether looking at the center of the image or the outer edges, you will see and appreciate Constable's great detail.

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