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April 2017, Issue 452 Tanya Harrod on Ravilious & his circle * Adrian Tinniswood on Cromwell's Caribbean ambitions * Donald Rayfield on Czesław Miłosz * Felicity Cloake on gastrophysics * John Guy on Tudor palaces * Jan Morris on Wordsworth's Prelude * Michael Burleigh on crises in the West * Owen Matthews on a new Cold War * Jonathan Beckman on cyborgs & transhumanists * Karen Armstrong on Emmanuel Carrère * Louis Amis on Howard Jacobson * James Purdon on Hari Kunzru * Lucy Lethbridge on Victorian mesmerism * Ariane Bankes on David Jones * Kevin Jackson on the colour red * Douglas Murray on misguided intellectuals * Felipe Fernández-Armesto on the end of Muslim rule in Spain * Richard Cockett on South Sudan *  and much, much more…

Tanya Harrod

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship

By Andy Friend

Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship, with a thoughtful introduction by Alan Powers, accompanies an exhibition of the same name at the Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne (27 May–17 September 2017), marking the 75th anniversary of Eric Ravilious’s death. Ravilious has been the subject of major exhibitions and monographs and it might seem that there is little more to say about this beguiling figure. But Andy Friend attempts something difficult and useful – a multiple biography of the network of artists in Ravilious’s circle, mostly his fellow students at the Royal College of Art, who came to maturity in the interwar years... read more

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