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The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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Julian Trevelyan, R.A.
1910-1989
LONDON SCENE
signed and dated Trevelyan '35 (lower right); also signed Trevelyan and inscribed with Artist's address on the reverse
oil on canvas
65 by 81.5cm., 25¾ by 32in.
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In 1935, Trevelyan joined the English Surrealist Group, showing his work in the International Surrealist Exhibition in London the following year. Fascinated by urban life, Trevelyan's main concern in his work was the construction of a new collective myth of the city, a theme he explored further in his involvement with the Mass Observation movement. He 'had invented a sort of mythology of cities, of fragile structures carrying here and there a few waif-like inhabitants'. (Julian Trevelyan, Indigo Days: The Art and Memoirs of Julian Trevelyan, London, 1957, p.66). In 1937, Trevelyan would write about an imaginary ‘world city’ that constituted his understanding of life:

‘Mingling in its streets and among its labyrinthine galleries are the mass desires of its innumerable inhabitants. It is a great squalid metropolis like London, where nothing much would be out of place and where houses … are huddled up higgledy-piggledy against each other without any objective design. … Now and then, there is a bit of a city, complete with all the arteries of a great town, the cell and canals of our body’. (Julian Trevelyan quoted in Philip Trevelyan, 'Julian Trevelyan', in A Painter's Paradise: Julian Trevelyan & Mary Fedden at Durham Wharf, Sotheby's, London, 23 November 2016, p.17).

The Fine Art Society: 142 Years on New Bond Street

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