William Roberts – The Vorticists at the Restaurant de la Tour Eiffel (1961 – 1962)

Inspired by Cubism and Futurism, in 1914 a group of avant-garde artists sought to disrupt the sentimental British art scene with bold, geometric lines reflecting the frenzy and dynamism of the post-industrial age. They called the movement Vorticism and in their magazine, BLAST, they explained the significance of the name: “You think at once of […]

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Barbara Hepworth – Pelagos (1946)

One of the few female sculptors during her time to achieve international recognition, Barbara Hepworth (1903 – 1975) was a modern English artist and a leading figure of her generation. The story of her art revolves around St Ives, a seaside town in Cornwall,  where she moved in 1939 alongside her husband, artist Ben Nicholson, […]

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