List of illustrations

  • Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket
  • Monet Painting by the Edge of Wood
  • Walberswick, Children Paddling
  • The Blue Pool
  • A Downland Scene
  • The Juvenile Lead
  • Mamma Mia Poveretta
  • Noctes Ambrosianae
  • Stage Sunrise, the Alhambra
  • Portrait of Harold Gilman
  • L'Affaire de Camden Town
  • Self-Portrait
  • The Fruit Stall, King's Cross
  • The Model, Reclining Nude
  • Harold Gilman's House, Letchworth
  • Ennui
  • Interior with Mrs. Mounter
  • An Eating House
  • Leeds Market
  • The Unknown God. Roger Fry Preaching the New Faith and Clive Bell Ringing the Bell
  • The Tub
  • White Road with Farm
  • A Room at the Second Post-Impressionist Exhibition
  • The Nativity
  • Creation
  • Portrait of Lytton Strachey
  • The Queen of Sheba
  • Still Life (Triple Alliance)
  • Five Designs for the Omega Workshops
  • Smiling Woman Ascending a Stair
  • The Creditors (Design for Timon of Athens)
  • Tomb of Oscar Wilde
  • Female Figure in Flenite
  • The Arrival
  • Composition
  • The Mud Bath
  • In the Hold
  • Rock Drill
  • Torso in Metal from The Rock Drill
  • Page from "Blast" No. 1
  • Abstract Composition
  • The Toe Dancer
  • Red Stone Dancer
  • Ornament
  • Bird Swallowing a Fish
  • Crouching Figure
  • Trees Beside a River
  • Vorticist Study
  • Enclosure
  • Composition in Blue
  • The Crowd
  • Plan of War
  • Returning to the Trenches
  • La Mitrailleuse
  • The Harvest of Battle
  • A Battery Shelled
  • The No. 2
  • Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool
  • The Gas Chamber
  • Irish Troops in the Judaean Hills Surprised by a Turkish Bombardment
  • Halifax Harbour
  • Oppy Wood, 1917. Evening
  • The Resurrection of the Soldiers
  • The Three in the Night
  • The Landscape, Hill 60
  • Landscape—Year of Our Lord, 1917
  • The Menin Road
  • After the Battle
  • We Are Making a New World
  • Barges
  • Vanessa Bell
  • Landscape through a French Window
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Queen of Sheba
  • Fitzroy Street Nude No. 2
  • Cornish Church
  • Woman with a Fan
  • The Cattewater, Plymouth Sound
  • Ladle Slag
  • The Cinema
  • The Concertina Man
  • Girl Reclining
  • Mr. Wyndham Lewis as a Tyro
  • Edith Sitwell
  • The Curved Barn
  • Long Down, near Whiteleaf, Berkshire
  • The Shore
  • Dymchurch Wall
  • Dymchurch
  • Cortivallo Lugano
  • Trout
  • 1924 (first abstract painting, Chelsea)
  • 1924 (goblet and two pears)
  • Three Ships and Lighthouse
  • Pill Creek, Moonlight
  • Seascape with Dinghy (or Seascape with Two Boats)
  • Birch Craig
  • PZ 134
  • Sleeping Fisherman, Ploaré, Brittany
  • Building the Boat, Tréboul
  • Spring Mood
  • Wings over Water
  • Hierarchy
  • The Walnut Tree
  • Landscape at Iden
  • Regalia
  • Wood on the Downs
  • Risen Christ
  • Genesis
  • Reclining Nude
  • L'Oiseau
  • Deposition
  • Girl
  • Mankind
  • Mother and Child
  • Reclining Figure
  • Half-figure
  • Mother and Child
  • Kneeling Figure
  • Figure in Sycamore
  • Northern Adventure
  • Kinetic Feature
  • Composition
  • Dancing Skeletons
  • Still Life
  • Dux et Comes
  • Large and Small Form
  • Event on the Downs
  • Composition
  • Reclining Figure
  • Composition
  • Au Chat Botté
  • Guitar
  • Composition in Black and White
  • December 1933 (First Abstract Relief)
  • White Relief
  • White Relief
  • Pierced Form
  • Two Forms with Sphere
  • Disks in Echelon
  • Forms in Echelon
  • Abstract I
  • Four-Piece Composition: Reclining Figure
  • Square Form
  • Construction on a Plane
  • Painting
  • Painting
  • White Relief
  • Painted Relief
  • Landscape of the Megaliths
  • Equivalents for the Megaliths
  • Harbour and Room
  • La Route des Alpes
  • The Female Contains All Qualities
  • Landscape from a Dream
  • Autumn at Stourhead
  • Welsh Landscape with Roads
  • Monster Field
  • Reclining Figure
  • Reclining Figure
  • Recumbent Figure
  • Studio Interior
  • Objective Abstraction
  • Bolton
  • Reclining Woman
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Description: English Art And Modernism 1900–1939
~This book was written with two principal purposes in mind. The first was that it should offer an informative and readable history of modern art in England during the first four decades of the twentieth century. In the course of a continuous narrative, I meant to make a case for the strengths of some early twentieth-century English art, and to support the view that...
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Part One
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~Two significant and contrasting interests can be characterized in relation to English art in the later nineteenth century. On the one hand some concern was voiced for the social function of art within a society which derived much of its prosperity from industrial manufacture. At its crudest this was expressed in terms of a requirement that art should be morally...
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~The degree of support mustered then and now for Whistler’s aesthetics as against Ruskin’s, the comparative success (in the long term at least) of the former’s appeals on behalf of his imagination,Alfred Thornton, The Diary of an Art Student of the Nineties (London 1938). It...
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~‘On or about December 1910 human character changed,’ according to Virginia Woolf.In ‘Mr Bennett and Mrs Brown’, the product of a talk on ‘Character in Modern Fiction’ which Virginia Woolf gave in May 1924. Her purpose was to stake the claims of and to...
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~December 1910, the month in which, according to Virginia Woolf, human character changed, saw also a change of government, or at least the return of an old one. In an election called during a period of constitutional crisis, the Liberals and Conservatives each gained 2 72 seats, and with the support of Irish and Labour members Asquith remained in office. But this was...
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~Vorticist paintings were exhibited at the London Group in March 1915 and at...
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~The majority of the radical English artists had been in the armed forces. The majority of those associated with Bloomsbury were pacifists and conscientious objectors and had not. After the introduction of conscription Clive Bell had found employment together...
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~The principal problem for the historian of English art of the twenties is that it is historically curiously rootless in contrast with the art of the pre-war and war years. For all the attention paid by novelists and historians of fashion to the activities of bright young things, the notable features of the history of the 1920s are features of a troubled economic...
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~So far as the art of sculpture is concerned, Epstein’s position was unquestionable as the major surviving figure from the pre-war avant garde, although in fact the truncation of the...
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~During the 1920s, English artists who had been too young to be party to the modernism of the pre-war years had had gradually to learn for themselves how the terms of reference for art had been changed in those...
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~There had been no Seven & Five exhibition in 1930, and the 1931 exhibition (the first of four to be held at the Leicester Galleries) had represented the high point of development of that poetic naturalism’ which had been pursued among the better painters of the society during the twenties. Ben and Winifred Nicholson showed still fifes and landscapes from...
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~The increasing exclusiveness of Nicholson’s and Hepworth’s interests in relation to those of the other artist members had no doubt contributed largely to the break up of Unit One after the Mayor Gallery exhibition. But Paul Nash himself had been unable to maintain the extent of...
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~On 16 March 1938 a discussion was held between the Surrealists and the ‘Realists’. Read, Penrose, Trevelyan, and Jennings appeared for the former, and Blunt, Alick West, Graham Bell and...
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~As an increasingly progressive exhibiting society for younger artists, the Seven & Five held a unique position during the period between the wars, complementing the larger and better documented London Group. The name was derived from an original intention that the membership should consist of seven painters and five sculptors, though eighteen artists showed in...
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Description: English Art And Modernism 1900–1939
List of Illustrations
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Selected Bibliography
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Additional Bibliography, 1993
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Index
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English Art And Modernism 1900–1939
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