Article: Ravilious in Pictures - ‘Sussex and the Downs’ by James Russell

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I'm pleased someone else has noticed the fine work of Eric Ravilious who was also a war artist:

James Russell said:
...‘Ravilious in Pictures: The War Paintings’ celebrates and commemorates the wartime career of Eric Ravilious (1939-42), who died on active service in Iceland at the age of thirty-nine. One of a series of books that began with ‘Ravilious in Pictures: Sussex and the Downs’ (2009), it creates a vivid portrait both of the artist himself and of life in the wartime Britain.

As an Official War Artist, Ravilious visited ports, naval bases and airfields around Britain, witnessed the Allied invasion and retreat from Norway and produced watercolours and lithographs of subjects ranging from the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal in action to the interior of a mobile pigeon loft. This remarkable body of work blends defiance with exhilaration and insists that there is a place for beauty in the darkest times.

‘Ravilious in Pictures: The War Paintings’, features twenty-two of these fascinating images, each accompanied by a short essay in which I explore the historical context of the work. Drawing on the artist’s correspondence and other contemporary sources, these essays offer an unusual, intriguing vision of life during the early years of the war..
The author once asked me to explain this painting entitled 'Dangerous Work at Low Tide' but I don't know whether it's included.
 
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Ravilious - dangerous work at low tide

Yes, this painting's featured in the new Ravilious war book. Thanks for your help with this.
The Mainstone Press
 

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I'm pleased someone else has noticed the fine work of Eric Ravilious who was also a war artist:



The author once asked me to explain this painting entitled 'Dangerous Work at Low Tide' but I don't know whether it's included.
I hope you enjoy my review of the War Paintings of Mr. Ravilious, N_G. It's a cracker, and 'Dangerous Work at Low Tide' is featured, along with an explanation of the work and a little history about why Ravilious was there.
 
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