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Showing paintings of British suburban houses to Saudis

  • 26 April 2012
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From LS Lowry's matchstick factory workers to a haunting depiction of Stonehenge in winter - dozens of works of art have gone on show in Riyadh to try to depict the UK's landscape and people to Saudis.

The art in the exhibition Out of Britain is dominated by landscapes and abstract compositions - rather than works displaying human form. Selections were made by five Saudi curators with help from the British Council. Take a look with the council's visual arts director, Andrea Rose.

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All images subject to copyright. Images courtesy British Council, UKTI, Reuters and AFP.

Music by KPM Music. Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 26 April 2012.

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