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.
Discover the art that rocked society
Walter Sickert, Maple Street, London (c. 1915)
Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (On Loan from a Private Collection, 1995)
Spencer Gore, The Garden Path, Garth House (c. 1910)
Oil on canvas, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Hussey Bequest, Chichester District Council, 1985)
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)
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)
Edouard Manet, Olympia (1867)
Etching and aquatint on paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Wilson Loan, 2006)