Closing this Sunday, so catch this if you can at the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol.
Eric Ravilious was a great English artist who sadly died too young in an wartime air crash… he had really come into his own as a War Artist from 1939 onwards. This exhibition captures what is best about Ravilious: his ability to capture the essential English-ness of ‘stepping-up’ and ‘doing your duty’. Whether it was farming, driving a submarine or a Vicar tending his flock. His love of the English countryside (mostly Sussex and Essex) oozes through his paintings. He portrays everything with equal importance and isn’t judgmental. In fact many of his pictures were turned down by the Authorities for being too real and not dressing up a bad situation. Stoicism personified.
By Patrick Hanson-Lowe
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