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By Martin Gayford

ISBN-10: 0500239770

ISBN-13: 9780500239773

the advance of portray in London from the second one international conflict to the Nineteen Seventies is the tale of interlinking friendships, shared studies and inventive issues between a few acclaimed artists, together with Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Frank Auerbach, David Hockney, Bridget Riley, Gillian Ayres, Frank Bowling and Howard Hodgkin.

Drawing on large first-hand interviews, many formerly unpublished, with vital witnesses and individuals, the paintings critic Martin Gayford teases out the thread connecting those person lives, and demonstrates how portray thrived in London opposed to the backdrop of Soho bohemia within the Nineteen Forties and Fifties and Swinging London within the Nineteen Sixties. He indicates how, inspired through such various lecturers as David Bomberg and William Coldstream, and conscious of the paintings of contemporaries similar to Jackson Pollock in addition to the traditions of Western artwork from Piero della Francesca to Picasso and Matisse, the postwar painters have been allied of their self belief that this historical medium, towards images and different media, may do clean and marvellous issues. They requested the query what can portray do? and explored of their different methods, yet with equivalent ardour, the chances of paint.

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