A selection of pictures from London galleries, and a discussion between Serge Chermayeff and John Piper on "The Picture in the Modern Home".
John Piper, a staunch believer in English art, is thirty-three years of age. He studied law for some time and then, like Matisse, he abandoned that profession to paint. After a spell at the Royal College of Art, he spent a good deal of time studying interiors of churches and painting landscapes. He now works, however, as an abstract painter entirely.
In order to study early English art he has visited remote parts of the country with his camera for photographs of sculpture, many of which have appeared in the Architectural Review. One of his beliefs is that the great hope of painters today is to work with architects.
In today's broadcast he will discuss the possibilities of this with Serge Chermayeff, the architect (with Erich Mendelsohn) of the new De La Warr Pavilion at Bexhill, and also a designer of several studios at Broadcasting House.
'Sound' listeners will remember that he broadcast with Professor Hilton in 1935 on painting and drawing in the home.
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