Monday, 22 November 2021

Dates for December!

A couple of lecture dates for December:

Eric Ravilious: Downland Man is on 2nd December, via zoom, hosted by the Wiltshire Museum. Tickets and information are available on the museum's website.

The chalk downland of southern England inspired Eric Ravilious (1903-42) to produce some of his finest watercolours, but his fascination for the Downs ran deeper. Until January 2022 Wiltshire Museum is hosting Eric Ravilious: Downland Man, the first exhibition to explore the relationship between an extraordinary artist and designer, and the landscape he loved. In this wide-ranging online lecture curator I'll be introducing the themes of the exhibition and looking in-depth at The Westbury Horse and similar treasures, some well-known, others rarely seen.

Ravilious, Bawden... and Boucher is at 1.30pm on 11 December, and its LIVE, one of several talks at this year's Bloomsbury Jamboree. The event is at the Art Worker's Guild, WC1N 3AT, and tickets are available from eventbrite

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of the new Mainstone Press edition of Boutiques, I will be delving into the life and career of French artist and illustrator Lucien Boucher. Published in 1925, Boucher's colourful survey of Parisian shops is one of the most remarkable books of this time, and a major influence on Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious. As well as exploring Boucher's marvellous illustrations we'll be taking a virtual tour around the Paris he knew and loved, so if you fancy some pre-Christmas flaneurism, do book a ticket!


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