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The shimmering, restless, groovy fabrics of John Piper

Plus: a new exhibition at the Fine Art Society counters the notion that the story of British art was an insistent 'journey towards abstraction'

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

21 May 2016

9:00 AM

John Piper: The Fabric of Modernism

Pallant House Gallery, until 12 June

Counterpoint II: Modern Realism 1910-1950

The Fine Art Society, until 26 May

A story John Piper liked to tell — and the one most told about him — is of a morning at Windsor presenting his watercolours of the castle to King George VI and the Queen. She admired his storm-tossed battlements; the King did not. ‘You seem to have had very bad luck with your weather, Mr Piper.’

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