The first half of the 20th Century witnessed some of the most destructive and yet creative decades in Europe’s history. These were momentous, brutal, but inspiring times for artists as an entire generation responded to the electric pace of change.
As Britain became home to displaced people from across Europe, an influx of new ideas invigorated and influenced their British contemporaries. Restless Times presents the fruit of these remarkable exchanges and tells the story of what would become a turning point in the history of Modern British Art. From the devastating impact of war and a retreat from the harsh realities of life, to the celebration of the rural and the embracing of new ideas and technologies, Restless Times will show both the uncertainties and possibilities of the time. Featured artists include Paul Nash, Eric Ravilious, Percy Wyndham Lewis, Christopher Nevinson, Henry Moore, Edward Bawden, and Vanessa Bell.