Crawford Art Gallery presents Her Fanciful Digression by artist and filmmaker Michelle Deignan, as part of its ongoing screening series by Irish and international artists.
Her Fanciful Digression (2012) is set in a ubiquitous landed estate in England, where lingering shots of the ‘natural’ landscaped gardens offer a sympathetic background to the narration of an imagined meeting between Irish feminist Anna Doyle Wheeler (c.1785–1848) and her contemporary, English landscape painter John Constable (1776–1837).
Echoing Doyle Wheeler’s and Constable’s meanderings through their host’s parkland, the film follows two male apprentice romantics, adhering to the tenet of which Constable proffered his students to observe, sense and draw with one’s memory of the natural world around them.
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