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Artist in Focus: Eric Ravilious - V&A



Artist in Focus: Eric Ravilious - V&A

"British wood engraver and watercolour artist Eric Ravilious is deeply connected to the V&A – from his early years training at the Royal College of Art, the career-long inspiration he gained from studying the diverse collections, through to his granddaughter, Ella, who works as a curator at the museum. In this film, Ella takes us on a personal journey through Eric's life, exploring the techniques he learnt and mastered, his influential creative connections, the artists and designers he admired and studied, his favourite subjects to depict, the landscapes he loved and the adventures he had as an official war artist in World War II. 00:00 Who is Eric Ravilious? 00:38 Education at Eastbourne School of Art and The Royal College of Art 02:03 Inspiration from artist and tutor Paul Nash 02:18 Discovering wood engraving, learning from Paul Nash 04:24 Influence of Samuel Palmer 06:08 Eric's woodblocks 08:12 Thomas Bewick's animal prints 08:50 Life after graduation and meeting Tirzah Garwood 10:33 The Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden 11:07 Ravilious' scrapbook of drawings and watercolours 11:18 Drawings of costumes from the V&A 12:51 Fireworks, Wedgwood , James II and Mary of Modena 17:44 The Morley College Mural design, featuring many Tirzah's! 20:10 Eric and Tirzah move to Great Bardfield, Essex, with Edward Bawden and his wife, Charlotte 20:47 Visits to art school friend Peggy Angus at Furlongs in the Sussex Downs 22:06 Famous painting Tea at Furlongs 22:34 The very British weather depicted in The Long Man of Wilmington 24:00 Clashing patterns in a Welsh farmhouse bedroom watercolour 25:34 Mont Blanc by Francis Towne sparking a love for other landscapes 26:20 Eric becomes a war artist during World War II 26:34 Recording RAF activity in watercolour and drawing 27:31 Eric's fateful trip to Iceland" from video introduction


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