Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Salisbury Museum

The garden tour ended in Salisbury with a visit to the British Art: Ancient Landscapes at the Salisbury Museum. I'd read the description of the exhibition and was keen to see it:
'The British landscape has been a continual inspiration to artists across the centuries and particularly the landscapes shaped and marked by our distant ancestors. The megaliths, stone circles and chalk-cut hill figures that survive from Neolithic and Bronze Age times have stimulated many artists to make a response. In this major new exhibition curated by Professor Sam Smiles, these unique artistic responses have been brought together to create a new discussion. Featuring the work of some of the greatest names in British art from the last 250 years, see John Constable, JMW Turner, Eric Ravilious, John Piper, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Richard Long, Derek Jarman and more, as their work records and reflects on some of our most treasured ancient landscapes.'
It's as good as it sounds it would be, but no photography of the exhibition means I can't share any of the delights here.
I rather liked their signage outside the museum:
And I do like these Shell prints, this one is the Old Man of Wilmington by Denis Constanduros. I've found out more about Denis on the blog: by a blogger called Crownfolio.
After looking round the museum, we had lunch on the lawn in front with a perfect view of Salisbury Cathedral
And with that view ended the 2017 garden tour.

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