Talk Past event Thursday, 23 June 2022

Onsite Talk: The Real and the Romantic: English Art Between Two World Wars

Join leading art historian Frances Spalding for an exploration of her new book which takes a fresh look at this rich period in English art

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, V&A South Kensington

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

    Includes wine reception.

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Onsite Talk: The Real and the Romantic: English Art Between Two World Wars photo

The devastation of the First World War left the art world decentered and directionless. In her new book, The Real and the Romantic, leading art historian Frances Spalding looks at its recovery in the interwar years, exploring how artists such as Eric Ravilious, Frances Hodgkins, and Paul Nash sought to respond to their times, balancing exciting new ideas with a desire for continuity and a renewed interest in the past.
Join her for a fresh look at this rich period in English art, including examples held in the V&A collection.

Background image: Dora Carrington, Tidmarsh Hill, oil on canvas, c. 1918. Private collection.