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DateVisit
28 March 2018Compton Verney, Ravilious & Co
28 February 2018Mary Fedden. A voice of her own
25 January 2018Queen's Gallery. Charles II: Art and Power
27 September 2017Oxford Union Murals & Burne-Jones tapestry in Exeter College
12 September 2017Lamport Hall, Northants
05 July 2017Kensington Palace and the Serpentine Gallery
15 May 2017Wellby Collection
11 May 2017Paul Nash and the Wittenham Clumps Walk
26 April 2017HOLIDAY to Naples
07 March 2017Surprising Nudes; Ashmolean leacture
20 February 2017The Oxford of Inspector Morse A Guided walk with Alistair Lack
07 February 2017Paul Nash Exhibition at Tate Britain
14 December 2016Christmas Lunch
10 November 2016Visit to the V&A. Review
01 November 2016Picture Frames at the Ashmolean museum. Review
29 September 2016Guided tour of the Bodleian Library. Review
14 July 2016Shipwrecks - Lecture at the Ashmolean
29 June 2016Madresfield Court & Beauchamp Community, Malvern. Review
25 May 2016Dinah Reynolds at the Ashmolean What is Porcelain – the finest of all Ceramic Wares?
13 April 2016Cookham - Stanley Spencer Gallery and John Lewis Archive
11 February 2016Painting the Modern Garden
02 December 2015Christmas lunch with the Organ Grinder
13 October 2015Windsor Castle
29 July 2015Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
24 June 2015Winchester Flower Festival
02 May 2015ADFAS HOLIDAY: Loire Valley & Monet’s Garden
03 June 2014VIKINGS: LIFE AND LEGEND, BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON
09 May 2014ADFAS HOLIDAY 2014: HIGHLIGHTS OF HOLLAND
25 February 2014Royal Albert Hall and a Kensington Museum, London
27 November 2013Australia, Royal Academy, London
26 September 2013Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life, Tate Britain, London
10 July 2013Burghley House, Lincolnshire
09 April 2013American Museum, Bath
18 December 2012Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Christmas Cracker Concert, Cadogan Hall, London

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Compton Verney, Ravilious & Co
Wednesday 28 March 2018

Compton Verney, Warwicks

 Ravilious & Co.

English Artist Designers 1922 – 1942

Wednesday 28 March 2018

  The exhibition was far bigger and wide-ranging than I had anticipated.  Brilliantly curated and fully demonstrating the position of Ravilious in relation to his contemporaries not least the far more gifted artists Paul and John Nash, of which there were rarely seen drawings and watercolours. Also, although Enid Marx has her own place in the permanent collection at Compton Verney, seeing more examples of her fine block printing and innovative design in context made me understand why her reputation remains as substantial as it is today.

 I was keen to explore the house and grounds at Compton Verney never having visited either the Adam Room or the Chapel – both of which gave a strong impression of the kind of life that the original owners experienced. Both places were painted in the same ‘off-white’ – an overall contemporary treatment which included ceilings and furniture – giving a very subtle and fascinating effect. How was this decision arrived at I wonder?