Monday, 17 November 2014


Paul Nash Pillar and Moon 1932–42Neo-romanticism

Term applied to the imaginative and often quite abstract landscape based painting of Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland and others in the late 1930s and 1940s TATE

Images from lecture

An interest in a particular kind of English art from the late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries.
An orientation towards depicting or engaging with a sense of place
An emphasis upon the visionary or the spiritual as a source of inspiration or of art.

British group formed by Paul Nash in 1933 to promote modern art, architecture and design. Book and exhibition in 1934: Unit One The Modern Movement in English Architecture, Painting and Sculpture. Intro by Herbert Read.

'Lost, A Valuable Object', The Painter's Object, 1937
“It all seems to me an attempt to return to the object, not to escape from it."

AXIS no 7 : incuding England's Climate, Piper and Gregson.

John Piper, Brighton Aquatints
Graham Sutherland
The Ancients: Samuel Palmer, George Richmond and Edward Calvert.
Colquhoun and MacBryde
John Minton
The Penguin New Writing 1946-7
Michael Ayrton

Harris, A., 2010. Romantic Moderns: English Writers, Artists and the Imagination from Virginia Woolf to John Piper First Edition edition., New York: Thames & Hudson.
Mellor, D. ed., 1987. A Paradise Lost: the Neo-Romantic Imagination in Britain 1935-55 First Edition edition., London: Lund Humphries Publishers Ltd.
Yorke, M., 2001. The Spirit of Place: Nine Neo-Romantic Artists and Their Times, London; New York: Tauris Parke Paperbacks.


British Art at War: Bomberg, Sickert and Nash, BBC4 2014

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