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Visit to Compton Verney

Our visit was to see the two temporary exhibitions below, as well as the recent redisplay of the British Folk-Art Collection.We had coffee with a large cookie on arrival and a generous sandwich lunch at half time.

Ravilious and Co: The Pattern of Friendship English Artist Designers 1922-1942
Eric Ravilious made a remarkable impact on British art and design in the 1930s and 1940s. This major exhibition  explored his work, and that of his close circle of friends, including Paul Nash, John Nash, and Enid Marx. It was a comprehensive exhibition crammed with a wide range of items which occupied members for a considerable time.

Created in Conflict:
British Soldier Art from the Crimean War to Today
Showing the resourcefulness and diversity of artwork made by British Armed Forces personnel. With important loans from the V&A, the Imperial War Museum, and the Museum of Military Medicine, the exhibition featured a variety of items including quilts, toys, paintings and photography.

Photography was not allowed in the two exhibitions but Elisabeth was drawn to the Capability Brown landscape, Jonathan to the Folk Art, while  I enjoyed the drifts of grass and wildflowers. 


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