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Bristol's Royal West of England Academy Power of the Sea gives dynamic edge to coastal-inspired exhibition

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: April 01, 2014

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From the sublime spectacle of crashing waves to the vast and open expanse of the oceans, the sea has long fascinated artists in Britain.

The Power of the Sea is a new art exhibition at Bristol's Royal West of England Academy, offering a multi-disciplinary approach to this fascinating subject. The show features paintings by renowned artists from Turner and Constable to Piper and Lanyon, among an impressive range of British artists from the 18th century through to the present day.

Included in this important survey of coastal art are leading living artists working in a variety of media, including Royal Academicians Norman Ackroyd and Hughie O'Donoghue; contemporary artist Maggi Hambling; camera-less photographer Susan Derges; Royal West of England Academicians Kurt Jackson, Michael Porter and Sax Impey, all working on the Cornish coast, and environmental artist Jethro Brice whose constructions of coastal settlements show life after the cataclysmic events of the 21st century.

The Power of the Sea opens on April 5 and runs until July 6

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