Landscape, Poetry and Power – British Neo-Romantic Painters and the Second World War


Influenced by the visionary art of William Blake, artists on the Home Front during the Second World War created a profoundly important image of Britain as she battled for survival.


The British Neo-Romantic painters of the mid twentieth century, including such artists as John Piper, Graham Sutherland and John Craxton, form a bridge between the landscape traditions of the eighteenth century and the art of today. Looking at their rediscovery of the works of Blake, Palmer and the Pre- Raphaelites, we explore their creation of a vision of the British landscape that became vitally important to Britain’s self image during the Second World War.

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