THURSDAY 22 MARCH 2018
Lecturer: David Boyd Haycock
Inspiration and revolution in British art, 1890-1919 – a crisis of brilliance
1 Henry Tonks and ‘The Slade Way’: creating the ‘crisis of brilliance’ generations
2 The crisis of ‘isms’: Post-Impressionists, Cubists, Futurists, Vorticists – and more
3 Young British Artists and the Great War: the making of reputations
The students who studied at the Slade School of Art in London between 1890
and 1914 would become some of the most significant names in twentieth-century British art. They included Gwen and Augustus John, William Orpen, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Paul Nash, David Bomberg, Dora Carrington and Stanley Spencer.
They also lived through one of the most exciting and disturbing periods in European art and culture, when the traditional canons that had been established during the Renaissance were blown apart by waves of Modernism: Post-Impressionism, Cubism, Futurism and the First World War.
These three lectures explore how in the space of just a few decades the art world changed forever, and they look at some of the leading young British artists who were swept up in that revolution.
Cost (including coffee, lunch and tea): Members and waiting list: £31, Guests £34
Numbers are limited to 40 places
It is essential to book your place. Please send your cheques and the completed booking form by 8 March 2018 to Brenda Samuels
Wessington, Station Road, Blockley GL56 9DZ
(01386 701844 email@example.com)
Dr David Boyd Haycock is a freelance writer and curator. He is the author of a number of books, including Paul Nash (2002/2016) and A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War (2009), which he turned into a major exhibition at Dulwich Picture Gallery in the summer of 2013.