The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950, 22 October 2016 - 19 February 2017 — Pallant Bookshop
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The Mythic Method: Classicism in British Art 1920-1950, 22 October 2016 – 19 February 2017

Ernest Proctor, The Days End, 1927, Leicester Arts & Museum Service

A major exhibition exploring how Modern British artists drew on classical myth and ideals in a ‘return to order’ following the First World War. Featuring playful and Surreal versions of Greek myths from the 1920s and 30s by the likes of John Armstrong, William Roberts and Edward Burra; idealised depictions of stylish contemporary goddesses by Meredith Frampton, Dod Proctor and Wyndham Lewis; studies for ambitious mural scheme by Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Eric Ravilious; and classically inspired sculptures by Frank Dobson, Henry Moore and Glyn Philpot, the exhibition gives a fascinating new insight into how modern art met with tradition in an era of social and political change in the early 20th century.

William Roberts, Judgement of Paris, 1933, Oil on Canvas, Private Collection

William Roberts, Judgement of Paris, 1933, Oil on Canvas, Private Collection

The accompanying catalogue, written by exhibition curator Simon Martin, is available to order here