The Romantic Impulse

ISBN: 9781999729301
Artist(s): Various
Author(s): Gerard Hastings
Format: paperback
Year published: 25 May 2017
Publisher: Osborne Samuel
Total Pages: 120
Illustrations: Colour throughout


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Published to accompany the exhibition ‘The Romantic Impulse: British Neo-Romantic Artists at Home & Abroad 1935-59’ held at Osborne Samuel, London 25 May-23 June 2017

Neo Romanticism is a broad brush description of one of the most significant movements in 20th century British art; its boundaries and content are governed more by a spirit of place and an impulse to convey the quintessence of the British Isles. Influences include landscape, weather, history and literature rather than any specific stylistic interpretation, language or school. The exhibition traces its lineage, from the early pastoral scenes of Blake and Palmer, through to Sutherland and the key decades of the 1930s and 1940s, when Neo Romanticism found it’s unique voice during a period of relative cultural isolation in these isles.

The artists most associated with Neo Romanticism are Sutherland, Nash, Piper and Moore followed by the younger generation of Ayrton, Craxton, Clough, Minton, Vaughan and the ‘Two Roberts’ Colquhoun and MacBryde. All these are included in this exhibition.’

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