press release

Rhythms of Modern Life is the first major exhibition in the United States to examine the impact of Futurism and Cubism on British modernist printmaking from the beginning of World War I to the beginning of World War II. Featuring the work of thirteen artists, it showcases selected works inspired by Vorticism, the first radically modern, inherently abstract British art movement of the twentieth century. The principal artists represented are the prominent early followers of Futurism and Vorticism and the later color linocut artists of the esteemed Grosvenor School of Art in London. The exhibition features prime examples of graphic work that celebrate the vitality and dynamism of modern life, from Edward Wadsworth’s hard-edged, industrial-inspired woodcuts to C. R. W. Nevinson’s Futurist etchings of the first mechanized war to Cyril Power’s vibrantly colored linocuts of London’s modern tube stations. Accompanied by a catalogue.

The exhibition was organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

only in german

Rhythms of Modern Life: British Prints 1914–1939

Künstler: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Edward Wadsworth, C. R. W. Nevinson, Sybil Andrews, Cyril E. Power, Claude Flight, Leonard Beaumont, Lill Tschudi ...