2:30 pm, Saturday 24 November 2012 at Devizes Town Hall. Lecture 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 Russell’s 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.
Tickets and booking details from Wiltshire Heritage Museum website.