An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

  • An Uneasy Peace: British Art between the Wars

    • Date: 24th April 2018 - 1st September 2018
    • On this day every month
    • Location: Swindon Museum and Art Gallery Bath Road Swindon SN1 4BA
    • Time: 10:00 - 17:00
    • Cost: FREE

    Innovation and tradition, harmony and tension: the interwar period was an important time for modern British art. This exhibition explores the British art movements that flourished between the wars, in

    During World War I, many artist-led groups developed, which allowed young British artists to explore new techniques and ideas. These groups continued in the interwar period, and their work captured both the sense of possibility and uncertainty that characterised the time. The exhibition brings together important paintings by Ben Nicholson, Edward Wadsworth, Julian Trevelyan and Sylvia Gosse. It includes drawings and watercolours by Henry Moore, Augustus John and David Bomberg. As well as exploring the different art movements of the First World War and interwar years, it also looks at the contrasts and connections that existed between these influential artists. The exhibition features work by two Swindon-born artists: Leslie Cole and Hubert Cook. OPEN: Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 5pm