Eric Ravilious

Eric Ravilious pictures

Selection of Eric Ravilious images (source: Google images search)

Eric Ravilious (1903-1942). What versatility – watercolours, lithographs, wood engravings, book illustrations and  designs for pottery.

His pictures have a serene and comforting beauty. Ravilious has translated the complexity of the world into simple, pleasing lines and shapes. He was inspired by the Sussex Downs, chalk cliffs and white horses. The muted colours  feel as if they are mixed with the white chalk of the landscapes he loves. There is an orderly calm created by  flowing lines and rounded shapes.

I’d like to lie down in one of his landscapes and have a little snooze with a watery sun above me and a gentle breeze in the air. A painter with an enduring and timeless appeal.

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