- By Andy Friend Alan Powers

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

  • Title: Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship
  • Author: Andy Friend Alan Powers
  • ISBN: 9780500239551
  • Page: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Ravilious Co The Pattern of Friendship In recent years Eric Ravilious has become recognized as one of the most important British artists of the th century whose watercolours and wood engravings capture an essential sense of place and th

    In recent years Eric Ravilious has become recognized as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, whose watercolours and wood engravings capture an essential sense of place and the spirit of mid century England What is less appreciated is that he did not work in isolation, but within a much wider network of artists, friends and lovers influenced by PaIn recent years Eric Ravilious has become recognized as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century, whose watercolours and wood engravings capture an essential sense of place and the spirit of mid century England What is less appreciated is that he did not work in isolation, but within a much wider network of artists, friends and lovers influenced by Paul Nash s teaching at the Royal College of Art Edward Bawden, Barnett Freedman, Enid Marx, Tirzah Garwood, Percy Horton, Peggy Angus and Helen Binyon among them The Ravilious group bridged the gap between fine art and design, and the gentle, locally rooted but spritely character of their work came to be seen as the epitome of contemporary British values Seventy five years after Ravilious s untimely death, Andy Friend tells the story of this group of artists from their student days through to the Second World War Ravilious Co explores how they influenced each other and how a shared experience animated their work, revealing the significance in this pattern of friendship of women artists, whose place within the history of British art has often been neglected Generously illustrated and drawing on extensive research, and a wealth of newly discovered material, Ravilious Co is an enthralling narrative of creative achievement, joy and

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    1. Introduction by Alan Powers, author of 'Eric Ravilious: Artist and Designer '.Andy Friend spent a decade researching his subject to bring us this gem. It is published in the 75th anniversary year of Eric Ravilious's death. This occurred over Iceland where as a war artist he was flying with a small RAF crew. The book also coincides with the stunning exhibition of the same title at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne. (Ravilious grew up in Eastbourne and loved Sussex and captured that in a number o [...]

    2. I was keen to read this book as I greatly admire the work of Eric Ravilious and I also wanted to find out more about Peggy Angus, one of his friends, who was the art teacher at my school in the late 1950s. The book offers a very detailed picture of the lives of Ravilious and his group, with extensive quotes from their correspondence and provides an excellent insight into the working lives of these artists, as well as their emotional entanglements.The illustrations in the book are very well repro [...]

    3. An accessible and interesting biography of Ravilious and of the wider circle of artists and designers with whom he was educated, worked and socialist. The artwork that is a feature of the book gives a wonderful insight into shared opportunities and the development of the individual styles.

    4. Just love the artwork featured in this book. Recently attended exhibition of Ravilious & Co at my local gallery, simple stunning.

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