Interactive consultancy All of Us has designed two installations to be unveiled at the Tate Britain’s Constable: The Great Landscapes exhibition tomorrow.
Tate Britain assistant curator James Davis commissioned All of Us to develop interactive pieces that interpret the painter’s work, following the group’s work for the William Blake room at Tate Britain last year (DW 28 July 2005).
X-ray offers a visual understanding of the process of painting by revealing, through X-ray, the layers that make up Constable’s A View on the Stour Near Dedham. As visitors pass in front of the projection of the picture, their movements reveal the layers underneath.
The second installation, Grid, demonstrates the process of ‘squaring up’ an image, from early sketches to finished work, through the use of a grid mounted above a sketch.