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Mysterious Landscapes

Sun March 29, 2020 : 1:30 pm 3:00 pm

A lecture by Nigel Caple

£8 – £10

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Mysterious Landscapes is an introduction to select landscape works by the three Modern British artists featured in Hastings Contemporary’s acclaimed Age of Turmoil exhibition: Stanley Spencer (1891-1959), Graham Sutherland (1903-1980) and Edward Burra (1905-1976).

Explore landscapes by the three pioneering artists, who lived through turbulent times, including Burra’s visions of Rye, Sutherland’s experiences of the Welsh countryside and Spencer’s sensations at Cookham.

Beginning with an overview referencing some of their predecessors in landscape painting, the works will be examined closely, looking at these artists’ inspiration and their development of this genre, culminating with the impact and influence the works have had on a selection of contemporary practitioners.

Artist and lecturer Nigel Caple studied extensively with the painter Miles Richmond, one of David Bomberg’s closest students. Nigel’s paintings are held in public collections in Britain and Japan. David Bomberg’s step-daughter Dinora Davies-Rees often supported Nigel’s practice as a painter as did the author, psychoanalyst and painter Marion Milner. Nigel currently teaches and lectures in London and has recently moved to Hastings.



Edward Burra (1905-1976), The Country Road, watercolour on paper, circa 1940s

Edward Burra (1905-1976), The Country Road, watercolour on paper, circa 1940s