Crisis Of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War (Paperback)
Author(s): David Haycock
Year published: 2010 (Paperback)
Publisher: Old Street Publishing
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 384
Illustrations: Includes colour illustrations
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A Crisis of Brilliance tells the extraordinary story of the formative periods of five of the most important British artists of the 20th century: Dora Carrington, Mark Gertler, Paul Nash, Richard Nevinson and Stanley Spencer were five of the most important British artists of the twentieth century. From diverse backgrounds, they met at The Slade in London between 1908 and 1910, in what was later described as the School’s ‘last crisis of brilliance’.
Between 1910 and 1918 they loved, talked and fought; they admired, conspired and sometimes disparaged each others’ artistic creations. They created new movements; they frequented the most stylish cafés and restaurants and founded a night-club; they slept with their models and prostitutes; their love affairs descended into obsession, murder and suicide. And of course they all had to endure, in their different ways, the Great War, which changed them – and England – forever.