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Counter Raymond Lambert's exhaustive study of John Constable's landscapes and relevant writings reveal Constable's high level of engagement with ideas on art and aesthetics and the decisive consequences for his style of painting. Constable's texts clearly predict his views. They also give an indication of the artist's knowledge of scientific, poetic, and aesthetic ideas that were relevant to the creation of a serious landscape art as well as a theory of landscape.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Constable, John, 1776-1837 Criticism and interpretation, Constable, John, 1776-1837 Aesthetics, Landscape painting, English 19th century