Wedding Cake Shop
The marvellous Eric Ravilious (1903-1942) is one of my father’s favourite artists, and since it is the latter’s birthday today, this post is for him. Ravilious was a British wood engraver, designer, and painter who was sadly killed in the second world war while he was travelling with the Royal navy as a war artist. His charming scenes of everyday life in 20s and 30s Britain, and his evocative images of the glorious English countryside are deeply nostalgic and exceptionally stylish. I love his landscapes with their undulating hills, soft, hazy light and tranquil idealism; in contrast his figurative works have a wonderful humour to them. His ability to capture the shimmering light on the surface of the water, and the tonal nuances of the hills and dales is quite simply masterful.
Some of his works can be seen at the Tate galleries or at the Imperial War Museum in London.
Downs in Winter
Eric Bawden Working in His Studio
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