Hardback120 PagesSize: 270 × 228 mm
Includes 80 colour and 20 b&w illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222083Publication: February 01, 2017

Victor Pasmore

Towards a New Reality

Anne Goodchild, Alastair Grieve and Elena Crippa


  • Focusses on the most memorable period in Pasmore's artistic trajectory and includes a re-evaluation of the part played by his figurative art in the overall narrative of his career 

Focussing on the period from 1930 to 1960, this fascinating publication considers the transition of Victor Pasmore (1908-1998) from one of Britain's leading figurative painters to one of its foremost exponents of abstract art.

From Pasmore's own writings and those of his contemporaries, a fascinating picture emerges of the years in the late 1940s and early 1950s when lyrical landscapes – incorporating increasingly suggestive formal structures - were suddenly superseded by abstract paintings and collages, and then by constructed reliefs.

Seeking to explore these decades and later years, the book's visual narrative traces a path from the artist's earliest canvases through to his engagement in the 1960s with the controversial Apollo Pavilion in Peterlee, County Durham. This important publication will renew interest in an important period in British art history and shed new light on a crucial stage in Pasmore's long career.

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