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march 2017

15mar2:30 pmWest Dorset Decorative & Fine Arts SocietyEric Ravilious - A Life in Pictures


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Eric Ravilious – A Life in Pictures
James Russell
Wednesday 15 March 2017

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 became marvels. Over the past decade of so James has explored many of these paintings in depth, teasing out stories and characters hidden in the wings. This entertaining illustrated talk illuminates the work of a playful, enigmatic artist, with plentiful examples of his work in watercolour, engraving, lithography and ceramics. The paintings are a delight, the Ravilious story funny, sad and full of surprises.

Membership fees are £50 for individual and £85 for joint membership, including membership of the national organisation and its quarterly magazine.

Visitors are welcome at a cost of £7.50 per lecture

For membership details contact: Caro Everall

Tel: 07972 472029


(Wednesday) 2:30 pm


Highlands End Leisure Centre

Eype, DT6 6AR

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