Constable: The Dark Side
The Arc, Winchester
‘I live by shadows, to me shadows are realities’
May 26th 2023 - August 16th 2023
Tickets:Adults (16+) £9.50*/£8.50; Concessions: £7.20*/£6.50; Child (under 16s): £5.00*/£4.50 (*includes donation and Gift Aid)
Contact Information:The Arc
Open hours:Monday - Saturday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
As an artist, Constable has a reputation for being a painter of traditional ‘chocolate box’ English scenery; safe, unchallenging and sentimental. But, there was a darker side to the Suffolk master. This unique exhibition explores Constable’s on-going obsession with the ‘chiaroscuro’ of nature – the contrast between light and dark and the way he placed that at the heart of his exploration of landscape.
The exhibition is being drawn from a small number of institutions; Gainsborough’s House, the Royal Academy, Tate and the Victoria and Albert Museum. An events programme accompanies the exhibition, including a talk by curator Nicola Moorby. Details to follow.
By Bus:There is a bus stop (Tb) directly outside the venue servicing many routes.
By Train:We are a short, ten-minute walk from Winchester railway station.
Access for wheelchair users
Level access toilet
Level access venue