Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson
Dance Hall Scene c.1913-4

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Dance Hall Scene
Date c.1913-4
Medium Gouache and graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 222 x 197 mm
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Not on display

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This scene of wild partying was probably inspired by the Albert Hall Ball, held in London on 3 December 1913. Nevinson was fascinated by the idea of ‘simultaneity’. His composition here not is just depicting dancers, but conveys the experience of dancing. He was the only British artist to wholeheartedly embrace futurism, co-signing the manifesto Vital English Art which rejected ‘the pretty-pretty, the commonplace, the soft, sweet, and mediocre’ in English culture, in favour of the modern and dynamic.

February 2016

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