John Constable's painting The Haywain embodies pretty and cosy England, adorning many a tea towel and postcard. But behind the image of rural calm lies a passionate artist whose pictures hide an erotic undercurrent - a story of forbidden love to rival even Shakespeare's ill-fated lovers. Andrew Graham-Dixon reveals the true story of Constable and an untold love story sublimated on canvas.I've watched it through once and can highly recommend it. I'll be watching it again before it expires in six days time.
|"Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop's Garden," by John Constable. |
oil on canvas, 13.63" X 17.32"
You can also view clips via Andrew Graham Dixon's website where Andrew Graham-Dixon explores the life of Constable, his painting and love life.