Revisiting modern British art / edited by Jo Baring.

  • London : Lund Humphries, 2022.
  • ©2022
176 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 26 cm


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"As the twenty-first century unfolds, notions of our cultural past and how our history has influenced our present shift almost daily. Within this, accepted artistic trajectories are being questioned and new connections made. In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking publication, experts in their field address specific aspects of British art of the twentieth century. Presenting new perspectives on established narratives, subjects range from British Surrealism and the rise of corporate and private patronage, to nationality and British identity. Complemented by a range of striking images. this publication succeeds in showing the strength of the British artistic tradition while also encouraging the reader to rethink and explore the existing narrative. Exhibition: The Higgins, Bedford, UK (15.10.2022 - 16.04.2023) / The Lightbox, Woking , UK (15.10.2022 - 08.01.2023)."-- Publisher's description.
Published to accompany an exhibition held at The Higgins, Bedford,15 October 2022 to 16 April 2023 and The Lightbox, Woking, 15 October 2022 to 8 January 2023.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-168) and index.
  • Foreword / Jo Baring
  • Reflecting on Modern British Art / James Russell
  • Section 1: Moments
  • 1. Life Begins: Art, War and Resurrection / Alexandra Harris
  • 2. The Surreal Magic of Nature: British Surrealism 1930-1950s / Laura Smith
  • 3. A World of Private Mystery: Queer Pastoral in the 1940s / Simon Martin
  • 4. Hearth and Home: the Making of Art in World War Two / Laura Freeman
  • 5. Just Another Chap in Overalls: Women in St Ives / Harriet Baker
  • 6. 'Positive, Emphatic, Dramatic': How the 1950s Changed British Sculpture / James Rawlin
  • 7. Collage Into Painting: London in the 1960s / Elena Crippa
  • Section 2: Structures
  • 8. A National Visual Culture?: The Rise of Corporate and Public Patronage / James Purdon
  • 9. Behind the Scenes of the Museum: Curators and Collectors / Jo Baring
  • 10. Artistic Britishness?: Questions of Nationality / Hammad Nasar
  • 11. Back to the Future: Modern British in Contemporary Art / Natalie Rudd
  • 12. A Personal Call for a More Expansive British Art / Aindrea Emelife.
  • 184822561X ((hardcover))
  • 9781848225619 ((hardcover))
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