Ravilious & Co:The Pattern of Friendship

Went to Compton Verney to see this exhibition today.

I’m not the biggest fan of watercolours but there were some interesting works here from Ravilious and his friends and contemporaries.

The design parts did nothing for me, but when you have a Nash landscape in front of you, you have to pay attention!

Here are a few from tbe exhibition and I would point you in the direction of Ravilious’s war work.

Paul Nash

The Shore Dymchurch 1922

Watercolour and pencil

Eric Ravilious

Waterwheel 1934

Watercolour and pencil

Eric Ravilious

Westbury Horse 1939

Watercolour and pencil

Paul Nash

Frozen Lake 1928

Watercolour, pencil and chalk

Eric Ravilious

The Dolly Engine 1934

Watercolour and pencil

Eric Ravilious

Cement Works 1934

Watercolour and pencil

Eric Ravilious

Paddle steamers at night 1938

John Nash

Nocturne, Bristol Docks 1938

Watercolour and pencil

Painted together – same night as Kristallnacht!

Eric Ravilious

Beachy Head 1939

Watercolour and pencil

Paul Nash

Target Area:Whitley Bombers over Berlin 1940

Watercolour

Eric Ravilious

HMS Glorious in the Arctic 1940

Passing the Bell Rock 1940

HMS Ark Royal in Action 1940*

Norway 1940

Barnett Freedman

15 inch gun turret 1942

Lithograph