In 1942 the art critic Raymond Mortimer identified a tendency in British art that he described as ‘neo-romantic’. This course addresses this inclination in figurative art, from its gestation in the 1920s through to its decline in the 1950s. We shall study the circumstances behind the movement and explore the art of leading figures such as Paul Nash and Graham Sutherland, alongside a younger generation of lesser-known figures including Leslie Hurry and Cecil Collins. In doing so, we recognise how they were remarkably aligned with current issues, be it the body and sexuality, nostalgia and anxiety, or nature and extinction.
Tutor: Tom Bromwell BA MA PhD
Start Date: 18 April 2024
No. of weeks: 5
Full fee: £52
This course will be delivered via Zoom. Students joining the course will need access to a computer, laptop or tablet with a microphone (essential) and a webcam (desirable), as well as a reliable broadband connection.