Curatorial Introduction: Vanessa Bell

Curatorial Introduction: Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961)

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Director's Circle, Patrons' Circle
Director's Circle, Patrons' Circle

Curatorial Introduction: Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961)

Vanessa Bell, Self –portrait, c. 1915. Oil on canvas laid on panel, 63.8 x 45.9 cm. Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund. 5050 - B1982.16.2. © The Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy of Henrietta Garnett

  • Friday 24 March 2017
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    9:30 am - 10:00 am

    Dulwich Picture Gallery, SE21 7AD

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Widely acclaimed as a central figure of the Bloomsbury Group, the modernist painter, Vanessa Bell (1879 – 1961) was a pivotal player in 20th century British Art, inventing a new language of visual expression. A radical innovator in the use of abstraction, colour and form, Bell will be presented for a fresh consideration in this, the first major exhibition of her work. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering works in the genres of portraiture, still life and landscape and will explore her fluid movement between the fine and applied arts, focusing on her most distinctive period of experimentation in the 1970s.

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