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Diving into St Ives Paintings

Updated: Jan 25




St. Ives Paintings, Choppy Seas series, Allan Storer
Choppy Seas. Allan Storer

Take a dive into the Vibrant World of St Ives Art! and embrace  the Bold and Boundless Spirit of British Abstract Art as we Celebrate the Pioneers who Transformed a Fishing Community into an Artists Dream   #StIvesArt #AbstractArt #ArtHistory #Pioneers #Creativity #Innovation"


Following WWll, a small group of visionary artists in the quaint fishing community of St Ives, Cornwall, pioneered British Abstract Art and made their mark on international art history!

 While St Ives is well-known for its stunning landscapes and natural beauty, these artists challenged the traditional realists view by delving into the world of abstract expressionism. 

Their experimentation with form, materials, and paint put them on par with renowned artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko.

Interestingly, the integration of British and international art in St Ives caused quite a stir, leading to the founding of the Porthmeor Group.

 The community became a melting pot of artistic brilliance and a safe haven for those seeking to break free from post-war conventions.


 Names like Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost, and Patrick Heron emerged as leaders of this modernist movement, attracting the likes of Naum Gabo, Graham Sutherland, and many others. 

St Ives became a hub where the values of international modernism thrived, unfettered by the prejudices of the time. 


 The unique blend of local influences, the stunning Cornish landscape, and the shared experiences of a post-war generation fueled a vibrant and innovative art culture in St Ives. 

The echoes of cubism and the crisis of modern art reverberated through their work, challenging pre-war norms and paving the way for a new artistic era.

 St Ives may be a small fishing community, but its impact on British abstract art and its international connections are immeasurable. 



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