A brilliant selection of realist paintings from the 1920s and 1930s are currently on display at this National Gallery that always seems to be showcasing something fantastic. Featuring more than 80 paintings, this show will leave you asking for more.
The Scottish National Gallery is calling them an “almost forgotten generation of artists,” referring to the principle artists featured during its current exhibition “True to Life: British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s.” On view from July 1 through October 29, the exhibition — as its title suggests — focuses on the sidelined and largely forgotten cohort of realist artists after abstraction and distortion became fashionable in the United Kingdom after the Second World War.
“Many artists of the period opted for a new kind of hard-edged, sharp-focused realist painting, and found new subjects in modern life,” the museum writes. “This exhibition, showing only in Edinburgh, includes paintings of astonishing technical accomplishment and stunning beauty by more than 50 artists — including Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Meredith Frampton, Laura Knight, James Cowle, and Winifred Knights. This is a unique chance to rediscover a remarkable, but little known period in British Art.”
To learn more, visit the Scottish National Gallery.
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