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Vortrag: London, New York, St Ives: The Avant Garde in Cornwall (1939-1964) (28.7.)

7. Juli 2022
von Markus Trapp — abgelegt in: Ausstellungen und Veranstaltungen — 788 Aufrufe

Donnerstag, 28.7.2022, 19:15 Uhr Vortragsraum, 1. Etage

Sarah Burles
London, New York, St Ives: The Avant Garde in Cornwall (1939-1964)

Ben Nicholson (1894-1982), St Ives 1943-45, Tate

The arrival of Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo in St Ives at the beginning of the Second World War marked a significant moment, both for them and for the artists already living and working in the small Cornish town. These three artists were key players in British modernism and soon challenged the status quo of the existing artists’ colony, established at the end of the 19th century. They inspired and, in Hepworth’s case employed, a younger generation of artists before they too were challenged by new ideas. This lecture will chart the rise of St Ives as a centre for modern art after the war and show that it was not only Nicholson, Hepworth and Gabo who achieved international success but other artists such as Peter Lanyon, Roger Hilton, Terry Frost and Wilhemena Barns Graham. This success led to the town becoming a focal point for post-war avant garde art which led the eyes of the modern art world to focus, for a brief period, on St Ives.

Lecture begins at 19:15. Guests are welcome and are free but must register in advance. Contact: hamburg@theartssociety.org in order to register.

Die Arts Society Hamburg bietet ein jährliches Programm mit Vorträgen in englischer Sprache an, die hauptsächlich von Dozenten aus Großbritannien gehalten werden. Ausführliche Informationen unter www.theartssocietyhamburg.de.

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