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11 Mar to 26 Apr

The Romantic Thread in British Art

This exhibition has been drawn from Southampton’s outstanding collection of fine art. It encompasses paintings and prints from the late eighteenth century to the present day and illustrates the continuing Romantic thread that has emerged at times of anxiety and troubled world events. With a focus on the reoccuring emotional relationship we have with our landscape, movements include the high Romantic era of the early nineteenth century, the Pastoral Etchers, Neo-Romantics and environmentally engaged contemporaries.

Artists represented include William Blake, Joseph Wright of Derby, Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Stanley Spencer and Clare Woods.

The exhibition is open 10.00am - 5.00pm Tuesdays to Fridays and 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays. Please note the Willis Museum is closed Sundays and Mondays.

Free admission - donations welcome!

Image: Elm and Blue Aphid Gall, 2015, Julian Perry © courtesy of the artist

Event phone: 
01256 456902