02/07/2021 - 07/08/2021

Mid C20th - Painting & Drawing

Historical Group Show incl. Degas, Grant, Kossoff & Sickert - Drawn to Paper

Paper is easily and variously marked. Charcoal and chalk scuff, smudge or slice; pen and ink dash, hatch and stipple; areas of colour shimmer in pastel, glow in gouache or wash in thinned oil paint.

These works map out a trajectory of different styles and practices in the long twentieth century.

For Degas, Sickert and Vuillard at the end of the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth, charcoal and chalk helped to suggest effects of light and movement. In 1930s Paris, Alexander Calder forged a new world of abstraction in saturated gouache and cosmic scribbles of pen and ink. In post-war London, Auerbach, Freud and Kossoff sought new ways to create the human figure in media ranging from charcoal to paste


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