British art owes a debt of gratitude to painter John Constable who really helped to promote the country through his own work, when previously there had not be that many notable artists when compared to other European countries such as Italy and the Netherlands. The Renaissance and Baroque periods had passed Britain by, to a certain degree, and the country was only really a region which took in artistic ideas from abroad rather than influencing them in a two-way direction.
Artists like Constable helped to give Britain a presence which has continued up to the present day, and this article examines his career in detail. Hay wain is typical of Constable's work, featuring a classic scene from the Suffolk landscape in the Eastern regions of the UK. There is a calming feeling from most Constable paintings and the same can be said of his equally impressive sketches, of which there are also many left in existence. Constable would complete some of his sketches as preparation for major paintings, often just focusing on one particular area of this finished work. The artist also did other drawings which were entirely for that purpose and a way of showing off his skills with this artistic technique. Indeed, many art fans actually prefer the rawness and basic skills involved with pencil sketching.
John Constable paintings and his original sketches are regularly purchased as fine art print reproductions for his many admirers around the world and in most cases they will choose framed prints which best suit Constable's own style which was traditional in style and content. Constable paintings are also amongst the most popular of any British artist for the products mentioned, with only JMW Turner running him close of all those from around that period.
There is an easy conclusion to draw here and that is that John Constable was amongst the finest landscape painter of all time and his work helped to promote both British art as well as the British countryside as well, of which he enjoyed so much being able to produce his paintings with in it. It is no surprise to see so many people choosing to buy print reproductions of famous Constable paintings when his talent and devotion to this particular genre is so evident. We hope that those who are taken by the work of Constable also check out other notable British painters such as Thomas Gainsborough, JMW Turner and William Hogarth.