Fancy seeing some classic works of art on a tree theme?
Nothing is more evocative of Britain than a great tree. The oak has become a symbol of our national character and individually or collectively trees are an integral part of our landscape. Under the Greenwood examines how artists from John Constable and Samuel Palmer to Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland have been inspired by these most remarkable of living things.
The exhibition examines how trees have gradually been domesticated from the forbidding wildwood to the town garden. It explores mythology and religious symbolism, the longevity of trees and the seasonal cycle, and how man has exploited them for timber, food and fuel. The exhibition also features work by Paul Sandby, John Martin, Heywood Sumner, George Clausen, Charles Ginner, Claire Leighton, John Nash, Robin Tanner and Henry Moore among others and it will be a nationally important celebration of the tree.
Exhibition produced in partnership with Southampton City Art Gallery.
27th Jul 2013 – 5th Oct 2013: Under the Greenwood: Picturing British Trees – Past