A Crisis of Brilliance

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

Wednesday 16 november 2023

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne

The students who studied at the Slade School of Art in London between 1910-1914 would go on to become some of the most significant names in C20th 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 works of art.

Presenter: David boyd haycock

David Boyd Haycock Read Modern History at the University of Oxford, and has an MA in the History of Art and a PhD in British History. He is the author of a number of books, including Paul Nash (2002), A Crisis of Brilliance: Five Young British Artists and the Great War (2009) and Augustus John: Drawn from Life (2018); he has lectured widely at galleries and museums in the UK, including Tate Britain, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Watercolour Society and Pallant House. He was formerly a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford, and at UCLA, and was Curator of Maritime and Imperial History at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. He is now a freelance writer and lecturer..