Saturday, 19 June 2010

British Council - Landscape Art Collection


A happy accident led me to this website which is home to an index of Landscape Art and Landscape Artists in the collection of the British Council.

The British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations.  Its aims is to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people worldwide.
For more than 60 years the British Council has been collecting works of art, craft and design to promote abroad the achievements of our artists, craft practitioners and designers. The Collection, started in the late 1930s, with a modest group of works on paper has now grown to a collection of more than 8000 artworks covering all media and all aspects of British art and design of the 20th and 21st Centuries. The Collection has no permanent gallery and has been referred to as a 'Museum Without Walls'.
About the British Council Art Collection

The links to the artists provide:
  • an overview of each artist
  • sources for further reading about the artist (if available)
  • links to the works in the collection - including larger views of each work.  (Note that as the index is artist-oriented, not all of the works oin the collection are landscapes - but ach artist listed will have at least one work designated as a landscape)
  • which British Council sponsored exhibitions in which the works have been included
It's a veritable treasure trove of viewing for fans of British Landscape Art!

Some of the artists are extremely well known - including prominent artists of the past and present.  Some I've never heard of - but will look forward to discovering more about them.

The artists are:

3 comments:

Robin Neudorfer said...

Just as I vow to myself to limit online activity, once again there is an enticing list of artist links that I can't resist. Thank you Katherine for making it so darn easy to be distracted ;)

Bridget Hunter said...

This is such an informative post - I had never heard of the British Council. I've made a link to it - I hope that's the correct way to go about letting others know.

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Glad you both like it.

Yes, that's fine Bridget

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