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Event Description

Compton Verney’s 2017 season will open with a major new exhibition that explores our relationship with the countryside.

The vision of a rural idyll has been shaped by generations of artists and occupies an enduring place in the national imagination. This exhibition brings together an extraordinary range of responses to rural life and landscape, revealing how ideas of the countryside have been framed in art and everyday life from the seventeenth century to the present day.

The work of artists including John Constable, George Stubbs, Samuel Palmer, Stanley Spencer and Clare Leighton will trace key moments in the representation of the rural, while contemporary responses by artists including Mat Collishaw, Sigrid Holmwood, Hilary Jack, Delaine Le Bas and Ingrid Pollard will offer new reflections on that most timeless of ideas, the ‘green and pleasant land’.

£15 Adult, £14 Concession, £30 Family (includes collections and park admission)