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British Art: Ancient Landscapes

On currently until Sunday, September 3, 2017

Booking: No booking required.
Cost: Normal admission charges apply.

"The British landscape has been a continual inspiration to artists across the centuries and particularly the landscapes shaped and marked by our distant ancestors. The megaliths, stone circles and chalk-cut hill figures that survive from Neolithic and Bronze Age times have stimulated many artists to make a response. In this major new exhibition curated by Professor Sam Smiles, these unique artistic responses have been brought together to create a new discussion. Featuring the work of some of the greatest names in British art from the last 250 years, see John Constable, JMW Turner, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Richard Long, Derek Jarman and more, as their work records and reflects on some of our most treasured ancient landscapes."

I had a look at the catalogue yesterday which is available at the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes. The word catalogue does not do it justice - a very beautiful book to own, though at £25 not cheap. Several of the artworks owned by Wiltshire Museum are in the exhibition, including David Inshaw.
tjj Posted by tjj
12th May 2017ce
Edited 12th May 2017ce

Comments (3)

Who doesn't love a bit of the old Paul Nash? Lovely! Howburn Digger Posted by Howburn Digger
13th May 2017ce
Sound very interesting, well worth a trip to Salisbury; I'm very partial to David Inshaw. ironstone Posted by ironstone
13th May 2017ce
Had a day out in Salisbury today and went along to see this exhibition. Excellent!
Some wonderful historic painting of Stonehenge and a couple of Devil's Den illustrations from the early 19th century. The superb catalogue is now £20 and Salisbury Museum have a special membership deal on at present - membership includes entrance to Wiltshire Museum in Devizes and 20% of any purchases (bringing the catalogue down to £18).

tjj Posted by tjj
6th June 2017ce
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