ArtCurious Podcast
Episode #36: Rivals- Turner vs. Constable (Season 3, Episode 5)
Jun 11, 2018 · 33 min
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In 19th century England, landscape painting transitioned into being something lovely and comparatively calm, and transformed into a personal and stylistic battleground. Landscape: pristine and idealized, or rough, ready, and turbulent? Which one would better express the heart of 19th century British painting?

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This is the second of three episodes in collaboration with Sartle. Sartle encourages you to see art history differently, and they have a plethora of incredibly fun and informative videos, blog posts, and articles on their website.

Production and Editing by Kaboonki. Theme music by Alex Davis.  Social media assistance by Emily Crockett. 

ArtCurious is sponsored by Anchorlight, an interdisciplinary creative space, founded with the intent of fostering artists, designers, and craftspeople at varying stages of their development. Home to artist studios, residency opportunities, and exhibition space Anchorlight encourages mentorship and the cross-pollination of skills among creatives in the Triangle.

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"Western Tanager" by Chad Crouch is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "Not the end" by Alan Špiljak is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "More Than Friendship - Geglaettet (ID 814)" by Lobo Loco  is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Fuzzy Lines" by Yan Terrian is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "Full of Stars" by Philipp Weigl is licensed under BY 4.0; "Phase 1" by Xylo-Ziko is licensed under  BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Whimsical Theme #2" by David Hilowitz is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; Ad Music: "Repeater Station - Observation (ID 204)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under  BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Electric Silence" by Unheard Music Concepts is licensed under BY 4.0

Links and further resources

Memoirs of the Life of John Constable, C.R. Leslie

John Constable: A Kingdom of His Own, Anthony Bailey

The Life of J.M.W. Turner, Volume 2, Walter Thornbury

Turner: The Extraordinary Life and Momentous Times of JMW Turner, Franny Moyle

Standing in the Sun: A Life of JMW Turner, Anthony Bailey

The Daily Mail: "Why Britain's Two Greatest Painters Hated Each Other's Guts: And now Turner and Constable Are Going Toe-to-Toe Once More"

The Telegraph: "JMW Turner's Feud with John Constable Unveiled at Tate Britain"


Joseph Mallord William Turner, Self-Portrait, c. 1799

John Constable, Self-Portrait, c. 1799-1804

John Constable, The Hay Wain, 1821

JMW Turner, Rain, Steam and Speed, 1844

John Constable, The Opening of Waterloo Bridge, 1832

JMW Turner, Helvoetsluys, 1832

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