02/07/2021 - 23/07/2021

Early C20th - Painting

Defining British Art - 1910 - 2000

Piano Nobile is pleased to present ninety years of British art. This exhibition reviews the major creative outbursts in twentieth-century Britain, with paintings, sculptures, ceramics and textiles made by four generations of pioneering artists – from Sickert at the fin de siècle to Grayson Perry at the twentieth century’s post-modern conclusion.

Sculpture, painting and textiles from the 1910s by Eric Gill, Duncan Grant and Wyndham Lewis provide an insight into Britain's first flush of avant-garde activity. In contrast to works of high modernism by Barbara Hepworth and Ben Nicholson, crafted with austere, open-grained materials, the figurative work of post-war London painters like Auerbach, Freud, Kossoff and Uglow show renewed interest in the denotative, representational qualities of oil paint.


Holland Park 129 Portland Rd, W11 4LW