cleaning the white horse

John Constable (1776–1837) created landscapes that ranged from sketches with broad, loose strokes to highly polished and tightly rendered finished paintings. He would often arbitrarily end the painting process at any degree of finish in between. The four-by-six-foot painting The White Horse (1819), part of the Widener Collection at the National Gallery of Art, seemed…

dulwich picture gallery challenges art lovers to spot the fake

London gallery will hang replica by Chinese studio alongside genuine Old Masters and ask public to guess odd one out {via The Guardian, Maev Kennedy, Monday 12 January 2015} The Dulwich picture gallery is to set the public, and any art critics with the nerve, a potentially mortifying challenge. A £120 replica of a priceless painting,…