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					John Constable was a famous British artist who helped the progress of art from the
middle ages, through Renaissance into the contemporary art movements that we enjoy
today. Constable and Turner shaped the renaissance traditional art styles into a more
emotional and colourful world which inspired the rise of impressionism and other
famous French artists.

John Constable was helped the rise of landscape paintings, which we take for granted
today. In Constable's career, portrait paintings and religious paintings were most
frequent but later art fans loved oil paintings of British landscapes and this spread to
all the corners of the globe.

Impressionist painters like Monet, Pissarro and Caillebotte brought landscape
paintings to the forefront in the late 19th century, but it was earlier British romanticist
artists like Constable and JMW Turner who laid the groundwork for their considerable

Dedham Vale and The Hay Wain are Constable's most famous oil paintings, but he
produced many other successful works. Constable's paintings were almost entirely
based on this subject matter, and he would only revert to traditional portrait subjects
when we required finance for his life and career.

More Constable paintings of note included Boat-building near Flatford Mill, The
Leaping Horse, The Cornfield, Wivenhoe Park, Salisbury Cathedral and The Hay
Wain. The Hay Wain, in fact, was originally known as Landscape: Noon but has since
become known as the former and is now perhaps Constable's best painting.

John Constable's career is great for anyone who wishes to learn about the very best
British art, and in the rise of contemporary art. British artists like John Constable and
JMW Turner will always be loved for delivering art which developed movements and
they still inspire modern artists today. Constable paintings can still be found in many
British and American museums and galleries, most frequently in London.