Exhibition: A Crisis of Brilliance @ Dulwich Picture Gallery

David Bomberg, In the Hold, c.1913-4, oil on canvas ©Tate, London 2012
David Bomberg, In the Hold, c.1913-4, oil on canvas ©Tate, London 2012

Nash, Nevinson, Spencer, Gertler, Carrington, Bomberg, 1908-1922, Until 22nd September 2013

C.R.W. Nevinson, Stanley Spencer, Mark Gertler, Dora Carrington, David Bomberg and Paul Nash became some of the most well-known and distinctive British artists of the twentieth century. Students together at the Slade School of Art in London between 1908 and 1912, they formed part of what their esteemed drawing teacher Henry Tonks described as the school’s last ‘crisis of brilliance’. As their talents evolved they became Futurists, Vorticists and ‘Bloomsberries’, and befriended the leading writers and intellectuals of their day. This exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London features over 70 original works by the group and explore the artists’ development culminating with a selection of their paintings made during and after the Great War of 1914-18 generating some of the most provoking visual records of that epochal event.

 

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