Philip Evergood


Philip Evergood was a young man through the inception of the modernist period. With his art, he made social and political statements through his descript paintings of everyday people and scenes. His philosophy was to focus on quality in order to allow the subject to reveal its spirit, in aesthetically pleasing works of art that made social and political statements. His style has been described as combining realism with fantasy and symbolism, which is otherwise known as magical realism or post-expressionism. He is also known as a social realist. This style rather than attempting to reveal the spirit of an object through expressionism, faithfully portrays the exterior of the subject, in order to allow the spirit, or magic, of the object to reveal itself. Mundane subjects are purposefully chosen, forward movement is juxtaposed with a sense of distance, and miniature details are present even in expansive paintings.

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