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Approaching Thunder: 1940s British Prints and Drawings
5th October 2018 @ 11:00 am - 13th January 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Image: John Piper, Glaslyn and Crib Goch, 1950, Gouache and ink The Hepworth Wakefield (Wakefield Permanent Art Collection)
This stunning exhibition draws from The Hepworth Wakefield’s outstanding collection of 1940s British works on paper. These prints and drawings by leading 20th Century British artists allow us to revisit a decade of anxiety, austerity and idealism that resonates strongly with our lives today. With materials strictly rationed and the art market in crisis, artists including Edward Bawden, Graham Sutherland, John Piper, John Minton, and Vanessa Bell turned to the inexpensive medium of paper to express their experiences of the times in which they lived.
Curator’s Tour, Monday 5 Nov, 12 – 12.45pm
An exciting opportunity to have an expert tour of the Approaching Thunder exhibition with its curator, Dr Hilary Floe, from the Hepworth Wakefield. Click here to find out more.
Printmaking and Landscape in the 1940s, Weds 21 Nov, 11.30am – 12.30pm
This fascinating talk by Sandra Smith, History of Art tutor, will introduce the works in the exhibition Approaching Thunder: 1940s British Prints and Drawings adn explore the context of life in Britain. Click here to find out more and book.