Victor Pasmore, ‘Reclining Nude’ 1942
Victor Pasmore
Reclining Nude 1942
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The artists of the Euston Road School reacted against avant-garde styles. Instead they asserted the importance of painting traditional subjects in a realist manner. This attitude was based on a political agenda to create a widely understandable and socially relevant art. Some of them were members of the Communist Party. However their work was not propagandist in the manner of socialist realism.