After Impressionism:
Inventing Modern Art

To accompany the forthcoming exhibition at the National Gallery, London, 25 March–13 August 2023, Grade were was delighted to be commissioned to design the exhibition catalogue for the show ‘After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art’, to accompany the exhibition at the National Gallery, London (25 March–13 August 2023).

The exhibition focuses on artists across Europe towards the end of the 19th century, who began to question the importance of realistic representation and were rethinking their whole approach to the making of art. Cezanne, Gauguin and Van Gogh were all trailblazers, breaking with established tradition and influencing new generations of artists. The decades that followed, up to the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, were a complex, vibrant period of creative searching, risk-taking and innovation, which the show and the book explores and presents. An exciting feature of our book are enlarged details of a number of the artworks, which presents highlight the varying different innovative techniques in brushwork that were being innovated explored by the artists of the period.

Client: National Gallery, London
Author: MaryAnne Stevens
Format: Hardback PLC
Extent: 272 pp
Size: 280 × 240 mm
Illustrations: 150