Seminar: Ravilious and His Circle

Ref: C3743856

Eric Ravilious (1903-42) was often classified as an illustrator and designer - and so he was - but he was much more than that and is now widely recognised as one of the most important British artists of the 20th century. While at the Royal College of Art, where he was taught by Paul Nash, he formed a close network of fellow artists and designers. His closest friendship was with Edward Bawden and the two of them pioneered a new method of painting in watercolour of great delicacy and definition. Their woodcuts and illustrations for books and advertising brought the group a measure of fame and financial security, but as abstract art became dominant, their work went out of fashion - it is time that was rectified!

Course aim

To provide an introduction to the life and work of Eric Ravilious and his friends and colleagues.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Appreciate the merits and importance of the work of Ravilious and his colleagues in the development of British art and design and be able to describe them.
  • Search out the work of this group in galleries and be able to explain preferences.
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How will I be taught?

  • Presentation and question and answer.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Not appropriate.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

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Seminar: Ravilious and His Circle

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