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Art Quake: Post-Impressionism and British Art

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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

Painting by Walter Sickert depicting 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)

Painting by Spencer Gore depicting 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)

Painting by Samuel Peploe depicting a still life of a vase of roses behind a fruit bowl with three apples, white cloth in foreground on green table cloth.

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)

Painting by Roger Fry on buff paper showing 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)

Print by Edouard Manet depicting a nude woman with an exotic flower in her hair reclining on a coach. Behind her a black woman presents a decorated cloth.

Edouard Manet, Olympia (1867)

Etching and aquatint on paper, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester (Wilson Loan, 2006)

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