The term Old-Master is intentionally vague as it covers most artwork created before 1800. This is very exciting as the work can vary in content, style and medium. Works from this area are particularly interesting because of their historical context. They blur the boundary between historical artefact and art. We are very passionate about all areas of art and if this sounds like your thing, get in touch below.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was formed by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti in 1848 whilst studying at the Royal Academy. The PRB is considered to be the first avant-garde movement and was a revolt against the rules and traditions in the arts during the Victorian era. They were met initially with severe critique but soon gained fame as they helped push art towards the modern era.
The Bloomsbury Set
An influential group of artists, poets, writers and intellectuals. After nearly a half a century of being overshadowed by literary genius Virginia Woolf or economist John Maynard Keynes, the artists from this loose collective are getting major acclaim. Most notable are Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry. All of whom helped bridge the gap between the Paris art scene and London. The course of modernism was greatly affected by this group’s progressive approach to the arts and relationships.
School of Paris
In the early 20th century there was a moment when some of the most creative minds lived and worked together in the Paris. This melting pot of culture produced some of the most iconic and important art of all time. Some main figures at that time were Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Henri Mattise, Salvador Dali, Jean Cocteau and Joan Miro.
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Following the second World War, Britain embraced a whole new generation of artists. Responding both, directly and indirectly, this new wave of creativity resulted in some of the most engaging and honest art of all time. Our collection features artists such as Henry Moore, Terry Frost, Peter Lanyon, William Scott, and many others.
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Post-War & Contemporary
Following World War II culture exploded. The new found security allowed for all manners of creative expression to thrive. New techniques and approaches brought us the chaotic paintings of the Abstract Expressionists, the vivid everyday imagery of Pop Art, clean cool minimalism and the highly intellectual Conceptualism. Each movement leapt forward changing art for the next generation.
Young British Artist’s
The YBA movement was propelled into the everyday culture through sensationalism and media. Out of this London boom came some of the biggest and most controversion names in art today. Damien Hirst shocked with his nonchalant approach to death and decay, whilst Tracey Emin produced works that questioned was again, how is that art? Whatever side of the fence you stand, the YBA movement brought Britain into the art world again and continues to inspire each generation.
If you love the pursuit of the now and being ahead of the curve this will be the movement for you. With work straight from the studio, you will have the chance to help support a brand new wave of art directly from their home of Oxford.