Review: America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930’s, RA.

A day out for me and my husband in London is a busy yet somehow relaxing one. We took a slow walk to Burlington House to see the new American art exhibition, then we took a stroll through Soho, saw the Tom Cribb pup, which I got ridiculously overexcited by after seeing it on David Olusoga’s BBC series, then we went to some comic book stores, and finally in the evening we saw Bill Bailey at the Leicester Square Theatre which was amazing.

Tom Cribb pub, Haymarket. Photo by ©Nocona

Anyhow, the exhibition by the Royal Academy, America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930’s tells the story of the East of North America and the industrial mid-West. This period of economic turmoil and social change was represented by some of the most emotive and atmospheric images of the 20th century. This exhibition included Georgia O’Keeffe, Alice Neel, Grant Wood, Edward Hopper, Jackson Pollock, Philip Guston and Charles Sheeler.

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