Design for a folding screen – Adam and Eve
In 1913, the critic Roger Fry and the artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell founded the Omega Workshops, an artists’ and designers’ cooperative that aimed to break down the distinction between the ‘fine’ and ‘decorative’ arts. The boldly abstracted figures and vibrant colours of this design for a folding screen are typical of Omega designs. Omega artists strove to develop a unified group style and did not sign their designs; however, given similarities with her signed work, this design is likely to be by Vanessa Bell.
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