Out of the collision of ideals derived from Romanticism, and an attempt to find a way for knowledge to explain that which was as yet unknown, came the first wave of works in the first decade of the 20th century, which, while their authors considered them extensions of existing trends in art, broke the implicit contract with the general public that artists were the interpreters and representatives of bourgeois culture and ideas. These "Modernist" landmarks include the atonal ending of Arnold Schoenberg 's Second String Quartet in 1908, the expressionist paintings of Wassily Kandinsky starting in 1903, and culminating with his first abstract painting and the founding of the Blue Rider group in Munich in 1911, and the rise of fauvism and the inventions of cubism from the studios of Henri Matisse , Pablo Picasso , Georges Braque , and others, in the years between 1900 and 1910.
This is a list of notable people who have lived in Hampstead , an area of northwest London known for its intellectual, liberal, artistic, musical and literary associations. After 1917, and again in the 1930s, it became base to a community of avant garde artists and writers and was host to a number of émigrés and exiles from the Russian Revolution and Nazi Europe .   Amongst the people on this list who were born in Hampstead are politician Nigel Lawson , racing driver Damon Hill , actors Stephen Fry and Dirk Bogarde , novelist Evelyn Waugh , and the English educator and administrator Robert Laurie Morant . Several of the people on this list, including John Constable , Eleanor Farjeon , and Hugh Gaitskell are buried in the churchyard of St John-at-Hampstead . The Hampstead post code district (NW3) includes the neighbourhoods of Frognal , Chalk Farm , Swiss Cottage , Belsize Park , and parts of Primrose Hill .
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