Exhibition Review

I thought I’d include in my research for our Sussex Modernism project some of the reviews people have been writing about it. The one attached below is by The London Art File – a rather short but very informative review, describing the themes and works included.

The London Art File

Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion

at Two Temple Place
Until 23rd April 2017

Just upstream of Blackfriars Bridge, a magnificent neo-Gothic mansion sits on the Thames northbank; for most of the year Two Temple Place presents a mysteriously blank face to the public but for a few short months it opens its doors for its annual free Winter exhibition. This year the opulent former estate office of William Waldorf Astor is hosting Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion.

This major new exhibition examines the reasons why radical artists and writers were drawn to the countryside and seaside villages of Sussex in the first half of the 20th century and looks at both the artistic communities they created and the impact they had on the political and creative life of Britain at the time.

The Garden Enclosed by David Jones, 1924 © Tate

Sussex was a major centre for early-20th century modernism and many important artists and collectors made…

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