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Art Quake: Post-Impressionism and British Art

[ Exhibition )

A group of men prepare to bath together. One lies on the ground already naked with the other two strip.

Lithograph on paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Kearley Bequest, through The Art Fund, 1989) © Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK

What was the Art Quake of 1910?

In 1910 the art critic Roger Fry introduced the work of Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso to an unaware British audience. He coined the term ‘post-impressionism’ for his landmark exhibition on European modern art, which later became known as the ‘Art Quake of 1910’.

In this exhibition drawn entirely from the Gallery’s collection, discover how a host of British artists including Spencer Gore, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Matthew Smith were inspired to forge ahead with a new approach to painting which had an unparalleled impact on Modern British art.

On or about December 1910, human character changed.

Virginia Woolf

Discover the art that rocked society

A street scene at night, looking at a building on right, with a prominent window. Light shines through closed red curtains and a single figure stands by the window on the street.

Walter Sickert, Maple Street, London (c. 1915)

Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (On Loan from a Private Collection, 1995)

A garden path flanked with roses and trees.

Spencer Gore, The Garden Path, Garth House (c. 1910)

Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Hussey Bequest, Chichester District Council, 1985)

A still life of a vase of roses behind a fruit bowl with three apples, white cloth in foreground on green tablecloth.

Samuel Peploe, Still Life of Roses and a bowl of apples on a green table cloth (1920s)

Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (on Loan from a Private Collection, 2012)

A town nestling below a hillside and two thin light green trees in foreground.

Roger Fry, Landscape in the South of France (n.d)

Gouache on buff paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Kearley Bequest, through The Art Fund, 1989)

A group of men prepare to bath together. One lies on the ground already naked with the other two strip.

Paul Cèzanne, Les Grands Baigneurs (The Large Bathers) (1898)

Lithograph on paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Kearley Bequest, through The Art Fund, 1989) © Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK