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Royal Academy – “America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s” opens 25 February 2017

Grant Wood – American Gothic, 1930 (detail). Oil on beaver board. 78 x 65.3 cm. Friends of American Art Collection 1930.934, The Art Institute of Chicago The 1930s was a period of intense social and economic deprivation in America, starting with the Wall Street Crash (1929) which led to over a decade – the Great Depression – of high unemployment and poverty, with […]

The Rise of Modernism in France from Degas to Picasso – at the Ashmolean, Oxford: 10 February to 7 May 2017

Roger de La Fresnaye (1885 -1925), Composition with Drum and Trumpet  c. 1918 From the romantics of the late 18th century/early 1800’s through to the great French Impressionists and then on to the early experiments in Cubism, most famously, by Picasso and Braque, the exhibition charts the rise of Modernism in France over the 19th century.  The exhibition […]

Revolution: Russian Art 1917—1932 at the Royal Academy: 11 February – 17 April 2017

Andrey Golubev, Red spinner, 1930.  Cotton Print, direct printing chintz. 17.5 x 27 cm. The Burilin Ivanovo Museum of Local History Photo © Provided with assistance from the State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO. Spanning the 15 years between the start of the Russian Revolution (1917) and Stalin’s clampdown (1932) on the flourishing new ‘art of […]