Eric Ravilious: Downland Man - A talk by James Russell

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man - A talk by James Russell The Long Man of Wilmington 1939 Eric Ravilious c Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
18:30 to 20:00

Booking: Booking required. Please contact the museum.
Cost:

£10

Eric Ravilious was only 39 when he died on active service as a war artist in 1942, yet he had already achieved amazing things. A brilliant wood engraver and designer, he is best known today for his haunting watercolours in which lighthouses, white horses, empty rooms and downland paths become marvels. Over the past decade art historian James Russell has explored many of these paintings in depth, teasing out stories and characters hidden in the wings. This entertaining illustrated talk illuminates the life and work of a playful, enigmatic artist, with a special focus on his career-long fascination with the downland of southern England.

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