"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Monday, June 11, 2012

Birthday Today - John Constable

The Regular Son loves English landscape painting, particularly JMW Turner and Constable.   It's Constable's birthday... he was born in the annus mirabilis of 1776.  

For your viewing pleasure, here are two Constable renderings of Brighton Beach, in dark and light moods:

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