Rhythms of Modern Life Exhibition
The exhibition, featuring roughly one hundred lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and color linocuts by fourteen artists, examines the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War II. The principal artists represented in the exhibition are C. R. W. Nevinson, Paul Nash, Edward Wadsworth, David Bomberg—the early followers of Futurism and Vorticism—and Claude Flight, Sybil Andrews, Cyril Power and Lill Tschudi—the later color linocut artists of London’s Grosvenor School of Art.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue organized thematically, with sections on World War I, Vorticism and Abstraction, Urban Life/Urban Dynamism, Sport, Labor and Industry, Entertainment and Leisure, Natural Forces,and a Technique section devoted to the color linocut (manuals, tools, blocks).
To see a selection of artworks from the show, please visit the slideshow.
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