SATURDAY LECTURE: Eric Ravilious and the White Horses of Wiltshire
2:30 pm, Saturday, 24 November, 2012
FULLY BOOKED. Find out more about English Watercolourist Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) who was inspired by the countryside of southern Britain. by James Russell.
Eric Ravilious travelled far and wide, but no landscape inspired him more than the chalk downs of southern England. Intrigued by the figures and white horses carved into the hills, he painted a series of pictures intended as the basis for a children's book.
The White Horses book was never produced, but his 'dummy' of the book, lost for decades, was recently been purchased by the Wiltshire Heritage Museum. James Russellís illustrated talk will explore these paintings, teasing out stories and revisiting places that inspired this extraordinary artist. Ravilious, painter, book illustrator, designer of transfer-ware pottery and Official War Artist, is now one of the most popular artists of his period.
James Russell is the author of four books in the series Ravilious in Pictures, most recently 'A Travelling Artist' and 'Paul Nash in Pictures: Landscape and Dream'.
Now sold out. We have started a reserve list. Tel: 01380 727369.
Saturday afternoon lectures start at 2.30pm and last approx. one hour.
Our Lecture Hall is accessible via a lift if required, has a hearing loop and air conditioning.
6, £3.50 Members