What to see this week: prints
‘Linocut Lives On’ wattsgallery.org.uk) Linocuts by nine contemporary artists are joined by works of three 20th-century masters of the genre— Robert Tavener ( Three Horseguards, St James’s Palace, above), Edward Bawden and Rupert Shephard. Co-curated by designer Cath Kidston and gallery owner Gwen Hughes, the show celebrates the graphic qualities of the linocut, whether bold and colourful or whimsical and poetic, and is appropriately based in the thriving Arts-and-crafts enclave established at Compton more than a century ago. All works are for sale. at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village, Compton, Surrey until October 9 ( 01483 810235; www. ‘Picasso Linocuts from the British Museum’ at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, Wirral until January 8, 2017 (0151–478 4136; www.liverpoolmuseums. org.uk/ladylever) A prodigious print-maker, Picasso inspired Britain's golden age of linocut. Towards the end of his life, he developed his own innovative linocut-making technique, with results that can be seen here in three sets with a strong focus on the figure.
‘To watch the corn grow and the blossoms set: The Art of Claughton Pellew’ at Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Norwich, until January 15, 2017 ( 01603 495897; www.museums.norfolk.gov.uk) This exhibition explores the extraordinary effects Pellew (1890–1966) achieved in engraving, drawing and painting and how the Norfolk landscape permeates his work. The little-known artist studied at the Slade and mixed in an avant-garde circle. Among those influenced by his poetic depiction of Nature and rural life was Paul Nash.
‘Unmaking the Modern; the work of Stanley Anderson RA 1884–1966’ at Thame Museum, 79, High Street, Thame, Oxfordshire ( 01844 212801; www. thamesmuseum.org) An exhibition of works by the painter-printmaker who is best known for his work depicting England’s disappearing rural crafts, activities that nurtured ‘continuity and harmony of spirit’ as opposed to what he saw as the spiritual emptiness of Modernism.