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Young Bomberg and the Old Masters

National Gallery / London / Art

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. / And next year’s words await another voice,” writes T. S. Eliot in “Little Gidding,” the fourth poem in his Four Quartets. A new exhibition explores the ways in which Botticelli, Michelangelo, and other old masters inspired the British painter David Bomberg’s early works, helping him to forge a new artistic voice in the key of early-20th-century modernism. —J.V.

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5DN, UK
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