Visible Poetry – The Complete Etchings by Samuel Palmer & Robin Tanner
Mount House Gallery, Friday 5th October to Sunday 11th November (not including half-term)
The Mount House Gallery heaved with visitors to the Opening of Visible Poetry on Friday evening. College pupils and members of staff along with members of the Marlborough local community came to view the intense, iconic images that are icons in the art world.
Samuel Palmer is one of Britain’s greatest artists of the Romantic period. Although he completed just 13 etchings in his lifetime, several taking over 20 years to resolve, and left four unfinished on his deathbed, his technical deftness and the complexity and sheer beauty of his compositions earned him the posthumous reputation as one of Britain’s leading artists and printmakers.
Robin Tanner was inspired by Samuel Palmer and is seen by many as Palmer’s heir. His compositions were inspired by scenes in twentieth century rural Wiltshire. Tanner was also Chief Inspector of Schools from 1946 to 1967.
Many of the wonders contained within this exhibition can be seen here.
Head of Art