English Painting In The Fifties

Spender, Stephen
April 1954
New Republic;4/19/54, Vol. 130 Issue 16, p16
The article focuses on the English painting. The present state of English painting is comparable to that of contemporary English poetry. In both arts, the middle-aged practitioners continue to hold the advantage of doing work that is new, according to the vocabulary of modernism. The young painters, like the young poets, are in search of touchstone which will at once relate them to the problems of their art and to the realities of their time. Meanwhile the older artists are to some extent exploring the same problems as the younger ones.


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