Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weymouth Bay with Approaching Storm by John Constable

Oil on canvas, 34 x 44 inches, 1819


I recently read about the Louvre launching an English version of their online artwork database. While I was just beginning to browse through the site, I came across this image from John Constable. This painting seems to fit well with our weather today, it's so overcast and stormy. You can visit the Louvre website to read about the painting as well as see what the artwork looks like framed. I found it interesting that years later the artist added extra canvas to the top and left side to change the composition.

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