The rich history and heritage of Art is deeply rooted within the DNA of Britain. The arts are extremely important to the economy of Britain, along with art influencing opinions, instilling values and translating experiences across the world.

Modern British art refers to pieces originating within the 1860’s to the 1970’s. Within the realm of art, Modern Britain was a time of unprecedented freedom and expression.

Artists began to create increasingly more abstract work, with rules made by predecessors broken. New movements began with varied agendas some which complemented one another and others which contradicted; however, this was the beauty. Art had never looked so diverse.

Mixed Media Art

Abstract art encompasses the idea that something exists in thought or as an idea without having physical existence. This art does not attempt to represent reality but seeks to achieve an emotional response whilst using shapes, colours and textures.  The movement began in America during the 1940’s, however the strikingly beautiful art form quickly became popular in Europe, specifically Britain.

Abstract Art

Abstract art encompasses the idea that something exists in thought or as an idea without having physical existence. This art does not attempt to represent reality but seeks to achieve an emotional response whilst using shapes, colours and textures.  The movement began in America during the 1940’s, however the strikingly beautiful art form quickly became popular in Europe, specifically Britain.

Figurative Art

Figurative art refers to art which is clearly derived from real object sources and artists retain aspects of the real world as their subject matter. It is the opposite to abstract art and the term has been used since the arrival of abstract art, as retrospectively all art before abstract art would be seen as figurative. Figurative art can be dated back over 35,000 years, however modern British figurative art can be separated from older figurative art as experiences, objects and even the world is ever-changing meaning real objects and surroundings artists use as inspiration.

Decorate your space with Modern British Art to add vibrancy and character to any interior.