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Modernists & mavericks : Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London painters / Martin Gayford.

By: Gayford, Martin, 1952-.
Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, [2018?]Description: 352 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780500239773.Other title: Modernists and mavericks.Subject(s): Painting, English -- England -- London -- 20th century | Art -- England -- History | London (England) -- Intellectual life -- 20th centuryDDC classification: 709.4104 Summary: The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s has never before been told before as a single narrative. R. B. Kitaj's proposal, made in 1976, that there was a 'substantial School of London' was essentially correct but it caused confusion because it implied that there was a movement or stylistic group at work, when in reality no one style could cover the likes of Francis Bacon and also Bridget Riley.
List(s) this item appears in: New acquisitions Jan.-Feb. 2019
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 340-345) and index.

The development of painting in London from the Second World War to the 1970s has never before been told before as a single narrative. R. B. Kitaj's proposal, made in 1976, that there was a 'substantial School of London' was essentially correct but it caused confusion because it implied that there was a movement or stylistic group at work, when in reality no one style could cover the likes of Francis Bacon and also Bridget Riley.

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