Ravilious - Museum Bookstore


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'focused and beautifully illustrated' - Apollo Magazine

Eric Ravilious, Train Landscape, 1940

This beautifully illustrated companion book to the Dulwich Picture Gallery exhibition of 2015 is the first full-length critical study to focus on the watercolours of British artist and designer Eric Ravilious (1903 - 1942). An introductory section offers an intimate portrait of Ravilious, an artist for whom personal relationships, particularly with women, were paramount. It goes on to describe the extraordinary achievements of an all-too-brief career, drawing on new research about Ravilious's artistic influences and relationships with fellow-artists.

Also included are detailed descriptions of the 80 watercolours included in the recent exhibition, some of which were shown for the first time, along with many favourites.

  • Author: James Russell
  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Date published: March 2015
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1781300329
  • Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 23.9 x 2 cm

'a handsome publication with excellent illustrations. Russell's commentaries on the individual exhibits are engaging, entertaining and enlightening. His introduction is compelling and refreshingly direct, urging us to look closely but concluding, rightly, that there can be no correct interpretations of Ravilious, whose pictures "still quiver with mysterious life"'-  Burlington Magazine

'this is the first major study of Ravilious's watercolours and enables us to enjoy the exhibition long after it is taken down' -  InterLib Journal

'focused and beautifully illustrated' - Apollo Magazine