The Seasons: Art of the Unfolding Year


112 pages /  270 x 210mm
full colour illustrations
ISBN: 978-1-911408-69-7

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The Seasons: Art of the Unfolding Year
Steve Marshall & Gill Clarke


  • A survey of how the changing seasons have inspired artists over the last 100 years
  • Over 70 paintings and prints by some of Britain’s best-loved landscape artists
  • Published to accompany and exhibition at St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington

This book examines artists’ relationship with the seasonal cycle. It focuses on twentieth-century and contemporary painters and printmakers to celebrate and explore the unique character of each season. Themes include the changing face of the landscape, plants that leaf, flower and fruit at particular times, wildlife that is prominent in different seasons, the farming calendar, customs and the weather. The authors explore how changes in farming practices, urban development and climate change have affected how we experience seasonality over the last century.

Artists represented include John Nash, Eric Ravilious, Clare Leighton, Gertrude Hermes, Graham Sutherland, Monica Poole, Alan Reynolds, Laura Knight, Sven Berlin, Charles Tunnicliffe, James Bateman, Kurt Jackson, Carry Akroyd, Annie Ovenden and James Lynch.