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BRITISH ART INFLUENCES 1920s-1950s

For Peter Brook H.C.
by

Andrew Peters

on 28 February 2014

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Transcript of BRITISH ART INFLUENCES 1920s-1950s

BRITISH ART
MOVEMENTS
1920s-1950s

War Artists' Advisory Committee (WAAC)
Est. 1939 by Ministry
of Information
Francis
Bacon
Graham
Sutherland
ATTENDANCE
1934: 17.4 million admissions per week
1939: 19 million admissions per week.

1940s: Spike in cinema attendance due to World War II.
1945: 30 million admissions per week.
Major Films
1929: First Movies With Sound
Intellectual Advocates
of Cinema
Rise of British film critics
in 1930s - 1940s
Major Musicals & Operas of 1930s-1940s
-Crest of the Wave
(1937)
Venues
Venues Importing More And More Musicals For Wartime Morale
BRITISH
ART
MUSICALS VS. OPERAS
RISE OF CINEMA
First major film society
in the Britain est. 1925
Commissioned Artists
to depict war/life in
Britain and abroad
Documentary Film Movement (1930s; 1940s)
Comedy Films
1940s: Highly Acclaimed Directors
Major Opera Houses:
-Peter Grimes (1948)
-Troilus and Cressida (1954)
Royal Opera House
Blackpool Opera House
Grand Opera House
Grand Theatre
Colisseum Theatre
Resurgence of British Opera in 1940s -
Modernist Movement
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