Exhibition

Modern Painters: The Camden Town Group

13 Feb 2008 – 3 May 2008

Regular hours

Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00
Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday
10:00 – 18:00

Cost of entry

£9

Tate Britain

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • 88,77A,C10
  • Pimlico
  • Vauxhall

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Welcome to London in the 1910s ' a bustling modern metropolis, home to the motor car, the music hall, and a group of innovative young painters. They were the Camden Town Group, who introduced Post-Impressionism to Britain, inspired by the work of Van Gogh and Gauguin on the continent.

Modern Painters focuses on the key themes in their work: life in the city, people, style, sex, and the infamous Camden Town murder. Fascinated by the changing ways of life in the capital, the Group captured the mood of this transitional period in British history, around the time of World War I. Images of London buses, audiences enjoying light entertainment and gritty urban interiors evoke the atmosphere of a city and a country moving into the modern era, whilst nudes painted in dingy North London homes explore the changing sexual attitudes described in the contemporary writing of HG Wells, DH Lawrence, and Rebecca West.

The exhibition concentrates on the core of the Group - Spencer Gore, Harold Gilman, Robert Bevan, Charles Ginner ' with Walter Sickert as a key player. Works have come from numerous different collections in this first exhibition of the Camden Town Group for over twenty years.

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