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The new exhibition opening in March at Compton Verney is set to explore how British artists have influenced the ways we think about the countryside.

Starting the Compton Verney’s 2017 season, Creating the Countryside exhibition will bringing together a selection of artworks from Old Masters to contemporary artists whose work spans more than 350 years. Exploring how artists have shaped the vision of rural life and landscape, the show offers a new perspective on the countryside and its expression in contemporary art and society.

Works by artists including Thomas Gainsborough, Claude Lorrain, George Stubbs and Stanley Spencer are joined by pieces from contemporary artists such as Mat Collishaw, Anna Fox, Sigrid Holmwood and Grayson Perry to present viewers with a broad spectrum of responses to, and interpretations of, this sceptred isle.

Creating the Countryside 1600–2017
Compton Verney
18 March 2017 – 18 June 2017