Flight and the Artistic Imagination
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This catalogue of an exhibition at Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire, explores how artists have represented the experience of flight in fact and fantasy. A collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints and video works provide an overview of the creative responses to this instinctive human desire, from the earliest imaginings to the era of space travel. The breadth of artists is diverse, from Leonardo and Goya to Matisse, Nash and Peter Lanyon (1918–1964), who died after a gliding accident.