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Digital Media Bank ID: 27945
Original Filename: dmas_fa102487_d02.jpg
Description: Channel Searchlights. Watercolour by Eric Ravilious, c1941. Shows soldiers in coastal emplacements, with a barrage balloon above.
Categories: Timeline/ World War Two (1939-1945), Collections/ Fine Art, Timeline/ 1940s  
Copyright & Re-use
Credit: Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton & Hove
Licence: Public Domain / CC0
Object or Artwork info
Type (of Object or Artwork): Watercolour Painting
Title (of Artwork / Object): Channel Searchlights
Creator (of Artwork / Object): Eric Ravilious
Date Created (of Object / Artwork): 1941C.
Description (Object or Artwork): This painting by Eric Ravilious shows soldiers in coastal emplacements with a barrage balloon above. Ravilious was an English painter, wood-engraver and designer. He was educated at Eastbourne School of Art in the early 20th century. In 1939 he started working as a war artist in northern waters and his limited use of colours, pale greys, white and blue, captures the sense of thin air and cold seas. His images stress the ordinariness of war rather than its glamour or heroicism. He died whilst observing a rescue mission at sea.
Subject tags:
fine art
File info
Media: Image
Size: 1.33 MB; 2296 x 1890 pixels; 194 x 160 mm (print at 300 DPI); 607 x 500 mm (screen at 96 DPI);
Orientation: Landscape
Administrative info
Linked Accession no.: FA102487