Compton Verney’s summer exhibitions

Date Posted: 13/05/2011

Compton Verney in Warwickshire, has unveiled details of its two summer exhibitions running from the 25th June to 2nd October.

Stanley Spencer and the English Garden is a new exhibition exploring eccentric and quintessentially English artist Sir Stanley Spencer. Focusing on Spencer’s garden views and landscapes of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, the exhibition will examine the development of the countryside and the ensuing confrontation between the natural environment and man-made structures.

The second exhibition - ‘Capability Brown’ and the landscapes of Middle England - is promoted as the first of its kind focusing on the internationally-renowned landscape designer. Highlighting how Brown designed his natural arcadias; how his landscapes were designed to work in practice; how he responded to technological advances; and how he addressed the task of creating hills, vales and lakes in an age before tractors or JCBs; focuses include Charlecote Park, Combe Abbey, and Compton Verney itself.

For further information or to arrange a visit, telephone: 01926-645516 or log onto www.comptonverney.org.uk  

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