Constable’s Cloud Studies: Personal Thoughts about His Most Personal Works

November 29, 2012


Mark Leonard, Chief Conservator at the Dallas Museum of Art, presents the opening lecture for the special exhibition Reflections on Constable’s Cloud Studies: Paintings by Mark Leonard, on view at the Yale Center for British Art from November 30, 2012, to March 10, 2013. The exhibition featured a suite of eleven works by Leonard created in response to John Constable’s cloud studies and small landscapes in the Center’s collection. The paintings were displayed in a one-to-one relationship with Constable’s works, allowing visitors to study Constable in a new light, and to appreciate Leonard’s rigorously structured and highly detailed paintings.