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List of illustrations

  • Twentieth Century Art: A Review of Modern Movements
  • Whitechapel Picture Gallery, Groundplan
  • The Whitechapel Art Gallery
  • Explaining the Pictures to a Party of Russian Jews: Sketches at the Art Exhibition at St. Jude's School, Whitechapel
  • Time, Death, and Judgement
  • A group of local children in the first loan exhibition at the new purpose-built Whitechapel Art Gallery
  • Summer Afternoon, or What shall we do for the Rent?
  • The Camden Town Murder, or What Shall We Do for the Rent?
  • Study for the Camden Town Murder
  • Annotated page of drawings by Walter Sickert, Carfax Gallery, January 1911
  • Camden Town Nude: Conversation
  • Study for L'Affaire de Camden Town
  • Camden Town Murder: La Belle Gâtée
  • L'Affaire de Camden Town
  • Mornington Crescent Nude, Contre-Jour
  • La Hollandaise
  • Robert Wood
  • Walter Sickert
  • Ghastly Tragedy in Camden Town
  • Discovery of the Camden Town Horror!
  • Rolla
  • Sentence of Death
  • Venn diagram
  • Olympia
  • Found Drowned
  • Study for L'Affaire de Camden Town
  • The Camden Town Murder: Dramatic Arrest of Robert Wood by Detective-Inspector Neil
  • Lustmord
  • The Studio: The Painting of a Nude
  • Camden Town Murder
  • 19 Fitzroy Street
  • John! John! How He's Got On!
  • Caravan at Dusk
  • Gypsy Encampment
  • Lady Arthur Grosvenor Goes A-Gipsying
  • The Cruise of the Land Yacht Wanderer, frontispiece
  • Gypsy Tents and How to Use Them
  • Members of the Gypsy Lore Society with Esmerelda
  • Augustus John
  • Dorelia John
  • Ida in the Tent
  • Augustus John and family with caravan
  • David and Dorelia in Normandy
  • Augustus John
  • Woman Smiling (The Smiling Woman)
  • Louis-François Bertin
  • The Student
  • Lyric Fantasy (The Blue Lake)
  • Lyric Fantasy
  • The Pleasant Land
  • Decorative Group (Family Group)
  • The Way Down to the Sea
  • Ida
  • Pastorale
  • Vaslav Nijinsky in Schéhérazade
  • Lovers
  • Fred Farren and Beatrice Collier in La Danse des Apaches from A Day in Paris, Empire Theatre, London
  • The Merry Widow-Maker's Waltz, Max Dearly and Mistinguett in the Apache Dance
  • A Vision of the Apache Dance
  • Cabaret Theatre Club Poster
  • Design for Drop-Curtain in the Cave of the Golden Calf
  • The Vorticist Exhibition in New York: Viewing Kermesse
  • Wyndham Lewis
  • Wyndham Lewis
  • Kill that Fly!, Metropolitan Cabaret Scene, Alhambra Theatre, London
  • Study for Bas-Relief of Calf in the Cave of the Golden Calf
  • Programme for the Cabaret Theatre Club (The Cave of the Golden Calf)
  • Loie Fuller dancing at the Folies-Bergère
  • Ring Dance on the Tyrrhenean
  • La Danse I
  • Terpsichorean Terrors
  • Design for a Programme Cover—Kermesse
  • The Dancers
  • Kermesse
  • Isadora Duncan dancing in the theatre of Dionysus
  • Margaret Morris, poster for her season at the Royal Court Theatre, London
  • Rhythm, front cover
  • Décor for Schéhérazade
  • Clothes by Paquin in the Style Bakst
  • A Plastic Exercise
  • Les Eus
  • The Vorticist
  • Wyndham Lewis
  • Shopping, a new dance by Phil Martin
  • Studland Beach
  • Figure on the Beach, Studland Bay
  • Vanessa Bell on the beach at Studland with Julian
  • Vanessa Bell at Studland with Julian; Clive Bell and (?) Mabel Selwood behind
  • Virginia Stephen, Julian Bell and (?) Mabel Selwood at Studland
  • Clive Bell, Desmond MacCarthy, Marjorie Strachey and Molly MacCarthy at Studland
  • Roger Fry painting at Studland
  • The Bathers, Studland Beach
  • The Beach, Studland
  • Madonna della Misericordia (central panel from the Misericordia altarpiece)
  • Studland Bay, Dorset
  • Significant Form
  • Le Bord de Mer à Palavas
  • Pegwell Bay, Kent - a Recollection of October 5th 1858
  • A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach
  • Soir de Septembre
  • Ramsgate Sands (Life at the Seaside)
  • The Beach at Trouville
  • Boulogne Sands
  • The main hall at Roger Fry's house, Durbins, showing Vanessa Bell's Woman and Baby in the top right corner
  • Madonna del Parto
  • Mrs Duckworth, Florence Fisher and Children (Mrs Duckworth at Saxonbury)
  • Wanderer above a Sea of Fog
  • Jews and Cubism
  • The Slade Picnic
  • Self-Portrait
  • Head of a Poet (Isaac Rosenberg)
  • Jewish East London
  • Reading The Book of Esther
  • Jews Arguing
  • Agreement between David Bomberg and the Jewish Education Aid Society, signed and dated 6 April 1911
  • Head
  • Caryatid
  • Decorative Still Life
  • Clare Winsten (Clara Birnberg), third from right, at the Slade?
  • Vision of Ezekiel
  • Racehorses
  • Mark Gertler standing on the back of his house with The Return of Jeptha
  • Jewish Family
  • The Rabbi and his Grandchild
  • The Artist's Mother
  • The Artist's Father
  • The Artist's Mother
  • Jewish Theatre
  • Pavilion Theatre
  • Acrobats
  • In the Hold
  • Study for Ju-Jitsu
  • Ju-Jitsu (Japanese Play)
  • The Boulevard
  • Study for In the Hold
  • The London Docks
  • The Doctor
  • Roger Fry and colleagues working in the Omega Workshops
  • Children's Nursery, Omega Workshops showroom
  • Women at the Slade School of Fine Art
  • Jury of the New English Art Club at the Dudley Gallery
  • The Council of the Royal Academy
  • Self-Portrait
  • Sketch from a letter to Wyndham Lewis's mother
  • Letter to Katie Smith, detail
  • Undated Letter to John Sampson from Paris
  • La Chambre sur la Cour
  • Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound
  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska sculpting the Head of Ezra Pound
  • Composition
  • The Past and Futurism: Picture Ball Figures
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Description: Modern Life & Modern Subjects: British Art in the Early Twentieth Century
This book began as The Paul Mellon Lectures for 1996. The original four lectures have grown into five chapters (with the addition of one on David Bomberg) and acquired both an introduction and an extended afterword...
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Description: Modern Life & Modern Subjects: British Art in the Early Twentieth Century
Twentieth Century Art: A Review of Modern Movements (pl. 1) was the first extended survey of British modernism...
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‘The Camden Town Murder’ is both the name of an event, christened in the newspapers, and the title of a painting – indeed the umbrella title for a series of images...
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Augustus John was briefly the rising star of British painting. He was a prodigy at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, and his reputation as a draughtsman is undiminished. He was held in high regard by those who saw him as an essentially British (or Celtic) bulwark against a tidal wave of continental modernism...
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Among those blessed in Blast were the music-hall stars George Robey, Shirley Kellogg, Harry Weldon, George Mozart and Gaby Deslys...
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Vanessa Bell’s Studland Beach (pl. 85) has been described as ‘in its move towards abstraction . . . one of the most radical works of the time in England’...
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In March 1914 the Jewish World published a photograph of David Bomberg under the heading ‘Jews and Cubism’ ...
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‘Modernism’ refers to a range of cultural practices deriving from, and promising expression to, the characteristic beliefs and experiences of modernity. It is thus intimately bound up with ‘modernisation’ – the technological, economic and political processes following in the wake of the Industrial Revolution...
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At the end of November 1913, Edward Marsh wrote to a friend: ‘Another new light whom I met today is Wyndham Lewis...
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The Jewish Section of Twentieth Century Art, the summer exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1914, contained fifty-four works, listed in the catalogue in the order in which they were hung...
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