A major exhibition tracing the representation of fire in British art across the last four centuries; exploring the symbolism and meaning the element has had for artists throughout history.
Third in a series of element-themed exhibitions at the RWA, bringing together a number of important historic, modern and contemporary artworks. In turns destructive and creative, fearsome and fascinating, fire is a subject loaded with symbolism, ritual and emotion.
Fire… will include significant artists such as J.M.W. Turner, Joseph Wright of Derby, William Blake, John Martin, Stanley Spencer, Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, Eric Ravilious, Jeremy Deller, Tim Shaw, Susan Hiller, David Nash, Douglas Gordon and Cornelia Parker.
Read our preview here.
June 15-Sept 1, Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm / Sun 11am-5pm. For more info, visit shop.rwa.org.uk/collections/events/products/fire-flashes-to-ashes-in-british-art-1692-2019
Pictured: JB Pyne, Bristol Riots: The Burning of the Toll Houses, Prince Street Bridge (1832, detail)