John Constable, Rainbow Science, and English Color Theory

Schweizer, Paul D.
September 1982
Art Bulletin;Sep82, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p424
Academic Journal
Features John Constable, a landscape painter in England. Evidence of Constable's interest in meteorological phenomena; Period in Constable's life when he was first attracted to the rainbow; Information on Constable's use of the rainbow as a personal emblem in 1831; Implication of the gulf in meteorological accuracy between the Yale watercolor of 1827 and the British Museum watercolor of 1831.


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