Eric Ravilious Downland Man
Iconic twentieth century artist, Eric Ravilious, was inspired by the Wiltshire and Sussex Downs. Images such as 'The Vale of the White Horse' are among his most recognisable and capture the beautiful spirit of the Wiltshire countryside.
Wiltshire Museum is creating the first ever exhibition devoted to exporing Ravilious and the Downs of Southern England. Thier importance to him are well documented, but this exhibition will highlight this area of his work and realte it to the national fascination with downland landscapes, mythology and archaeology which gripped Britain between the Wars.
Curated by James Russell, mastermind behind Ravilious at Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2015, it will featue significant loans from a number of museums and galleries, including the V&A, Imperial War Musseum, Towner Gallery, Tate Britain as well as loans from private collections.
To bring the Westbury White Horse to Wiltshire our independent museum needs to raise £40,000 to pay for loan fees, specialist transport, insurane, framing and much more.
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