Episode #36: Rivals- Turner vs. Constable (Season 3, Episode 5)
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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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"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
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"