Neo-Romanticism is a painting style that emerged in the 20th century, primarily defined by forms or images that evoke nostalgia and fantasy.

The term "neo-romanticism" encompasses various movements across philosophy, literature, music, painting, architecture, and social spheres that emerge after and incorporate elements from the Romantic era. In the realm of painting, it specifically denotes the imaginative and often abstract landscape-based paintings created by artists like Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, and others during the late 1930s and 1940s.

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Parra's studio, with Parra at the centre, his back to the camera as he works on the large painting takes centre stage, showing a faceless blue woman in a striped dress, painted in red, purple, blue and teal. The studio is full of brightly coloured paints, with a large window on the right and a patterned rug across the floor under the painting.