Thursday 15 January 2015


The first of April isn't the most propitious day for opening a new exhibition, but it's difficult to forget. That's the date the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London has chosen for Ravilious, the first major exhibition of watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42). Over 100 paintings will be displayed. Shown is his powerful watercolour Caravans (1936). These two caravans were originally used as fever wagons in the Boer War. Ravilious bought them, had them towed to a site on the South Downs, and he and his wife lived in one caravan and used the other as a studio. He was also a war artist and painted for Wedgwood (CLICK).


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