In 2013 John Constable’s Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, exhibited 1831, one of the greatest masterpieces of British Art, was secured for the nation with assistance from the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Manton Foundation, Art Fund (with a contribution from the Wolfson Foundation) and Tate Members. The acquisition was part of a new partnership, Aspire, between five national and regional galleries: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales; the National Galleries of Scotland; Colchester and Ipswich Museums; The Salisbury Museum; and Tate Britain.
This September, the museum – the fourth of the six venues - will open a major exhibition with Constable’s stunning painting at its heart. For Salisbury Museum, this is an opportunity to put Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, exhibited 1831, in its historical and artistic context. With paintings of Salisbury Cathedral from the 17th century to the 21st century, you can see how Constable’s work sits not only within a historical context, but also the huge impact his radical painting style had on the artists who followed.
For an audio description of the painting, please follow this link http://www.tate.org.uk/context-comment/audio/audio-description-constables-salisbury-cathedral-meadows-1831
A great resource has launched to find out more about the painting that #Constable thought was his greatest www.tate.org.uk/aspire
Aspire is a partnership programme touring Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, exhibited 1831 across the UK. Aspire is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Art Fund.