Modern Art in Britain 1910-1914
Exploring a series of exhibitions of European modern art held in Britain between 1910-1914 which introduced Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso, Kandinsky to the country.
Modern Art in Britain 1910-1914 provided a fascinating contribution to an understanding of the development of modernism and the formation of artistic taste in Britain before 1939.
The exhibition included key works from the period including Gauguin’s 'Tahitian Women on a Beach', Picasso’s 'Woman with Mustard Pot', Matisse’s 'Reclining Nude', Van Gogh’s 'Pieta', and Cézanne's 'Le Viaduct a l’Estaque'. These were shown alongside many examples of work by British artists, including Vanessa Bell, David Bomberg, Roger Fry, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Spencer Gore, Duncan Grant, Augustus John, Wyndham Lewis, Helen Saunders and Walter Sickert.
This exhibition was selected by Anna Gruetzner Robins and organised by Barbican Art Gallery.