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Toledo and the River Tajo

David Bomberg
1929

Bomberg was at the forefront of modern art before the First World War, working in a hard-edged abstract style.

Between the wars he developed a new approach to painting, looking for a style that was accessible to a broader audience but still personally expressive.

This is a painting in his mature style using dynamic and energetic brushstrokes and raw unblended colours to give a powerfully physical sense of the landscape.