Study Day programme 2023

Our Study Days, held in the Digby Hall, Sherborne, comprise three lectures on the same day. There are two lectures in the morning with a coffee break between them followed by lunch with wine or soft drinks and a further lecture in the afternoon.

Thursday 16 November 2023

A Crisis of Brilliance

The Slade School and the Revolution in British Art           1910-1945

David Boyd Haycock

The students who studied at the Slade School of Art in
London between 1910 -14 would go on to become some
of the most significant names in twentieth century British art. They
included Dora Carrington, David Bomberg, Mark Gertler,
Paul Nash, C.R.W. Nevinson and Stanley Spencer. They
lived through one of the most exciting and disturbing periods
in European art and culture, when the traditional canons
that had been established during the Renaissance were blown
apart by waves of Modernism: Post-Impressionism, Cubism,
Futurism and the First World War.
The three lectures in this Study Day will explore how, in the
space of just a few decades, the art world changed forever.
Exploring the lives and works of these Slade artists, each
lecture leads on to the next in chronological order, looking at
the major events and focussing on a range of particular works, from both national and private collections

Dr David Boyd Haycock is a Freelance writer and curator, and the author of “A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War.”.