John Constable Quote

The climax of absurdity to which the art may be carried, when led away from nature by fashion, may be best seen in the works of Boucher... His landscape, of which he was evidently fond, is pastoral; and such pastorality! the pastoral of the Opera house.


Notes of Six Lectures on Landscape Painting (1836), from C.R. Leslie, Memoirs of the Life of John Constable (1843), p. 343 - History of Landscape Lectures

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The climax of absurdity to which the art may be carried, when led away from nature by fashion, may be best seen in the works of Boucher... His...

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The climax of absurdity to which the art may be carried, when led away from nature by fashion, may be best seen in the works of Boucher... His...

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The climax of absurdity to which the art may be carried, when led away from nature by fashion, may be best seen in the works of Boucher... His...

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The climax of absurdity to which the art may be carried, when led away from nature by fashion, may be best seen in the works of Boucher... His...