Fat Man of the Renaissance / by Theresa Kneppers

David Bomberg wrote in the 1914 Chenil Gallery catalog:

'I appeal to the Sense of Form. In some of the work I show in the first room, I completely abandon Naturalism and Tradition. I am searching for an Intenser expression. In other work in this room, where I use naturalistic Form, I have stripped it of all irrelevant matter. I look upon nature, while I live in a steel city. Where decoration happens, it is accidental. My object is the construction of Pure Form. I reject everything in painting that is not Pure Form. I hate the colours of the East, the Modern Medi√¶valist, and the Fat Man of the Renaissance.'