Painted in situ by Charles Mahoney (1903-1968), Edward Bawden (1903-1989) and Eric Ravillious (1903-1942), the Morley College murals, The Pleasures of Life (1928-30), were amongst the most celebrated decorative cycles of 20th century British Art. Had they not been destroyed by a bomb during the Second World War Mahoney's reputation in the 21st century would be much greater than it is today. Produced in association with Andy Friend's Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship – English Artist Designers 1922-1942, the following documentary, sponsored by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art and Neil Jennings Fine Art, tells the extraordinary story of these lost murals.
According to the Hiscox Online Art Market report 2017, online sales now make up over 8% of the international art market. Last year saw a 15% increase in the number of art sales that took place online. So who is buying fine art without seeing it first? We speak to Paul Liss, whose gallery that went online only five years ago and Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper’s Contemporary Art Correspondent.
These are three videos in which Sacha Llewellyn highlights some of the influences behind Knights' work.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. Knights understands colour as a form of thought. It’s like falling in love... Dulwich have done it so beautifully.”
— Shahidha Bari, BBC Radio 4 Saturday Review.
Sackler Director, Ian Dejardin, discusses the Winifred Knights exhibition in the context of Dulwich Picture Gallery's 2016 programme.