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Author Shone, Richard.

Title The art of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, and Duncan Grant / Richard Shone with essays by James Beechey and Richard Morphet.

Publication Info. Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [1999]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  759.2 SHONE    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  OVERSIZE 759.2 S559A    Check Shelf
Description 293 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Note "This catalogue is published to accompany the exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London, 4 November 1999-30 January 2000 and touring to The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 4 March-20 April 2000; Yale Center for British Art, New Haven Connecticut, 20 May-2 September 2000"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-288) and index.
Contents Foreword 7 -- Acknowledgements 9 -- The Artists of Bloomsbury : Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant / Richard Shone 11 -- Image and Theme in Bloomsbury Art / Richard Morphet 23 -- Defining Modernism : Roger Fry and Clive Bell in the 1920s / James Beechey 39 -- -- Catalogue / Richard Shone 53 -- -- Some Early Impressions - Paintings 1892-1911 55 -- The Voyage Out - Paintings 1911-13 73 -- Essays in Biography - Portraits 1910-25 93 -- A Room of One's Own - Still-Life Paintings 1914-19 117 -- Vision and Design - The Omega Workshops : furniture, applied art, paintings, works on paper 1911-18 137 -- Beginning Again - Paintings 1916-20 183 -- Transformations - Paintings post-1920 205 -- Works on paper and sculpture 243 -- Photographs and books 274 -- -- Chronologies 275 -- Bibliography 287 -- Index 290
Summary The word Bloomsbury most often summons the novels of Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster or images of artists and intellectuals debating the hot parlor topics of 1910s and 1920s London: literary aesthetics, agnosticism, defining truth and goodness, and the ideas of Bertrand Russell, A. N. Whitehead, and G. E. Moore. But the Bloomsbury Group also played a prominent role in the development of modernist painting in Britain. The work of artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, and their colleagues was often audacious and experimental, and proved to be one of the key influences on twentieth-century British art and design. This catalogue, published to accompany a major international exhibition of the Bloomsbury painters originating at the Tate Gallery in London and traveling to the Yale Center for British Art and the Huntington Art Gallery, provides a new look at the visual side of a movement that is more generally known for its literary production. It traces the artists' development over several decades and assesses their contribution to modernism. Catalogue entries on two hundred works, all illustrated in color, bring out the chief characteristics of Bloomsbury painting--domestic, contemplative, sensuous, and essentially pacific. These are seen in landscapes, portraits, and still lifes set in London, Sussex, and the South of France, as well as in the abstract painting and applied art that placed these artists at the forefront of the avant-garde before the First World War. Portraits of family and friends--from Virginia Woolf and Maynard Keynes to Aldous Huxley and Edith Sitwell--highlight the cultural and social setting of the group. Essays by leading scholars provide further insights into the works and the changing critical reaction to them, exploring friendships and relationships both within and outside of Bloomsbury, as well as the movement's wider social, economic, and political background.
Subject Fry, Roger, 1866-1934 -- Exhibitions.
Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961 -- Exhibitions.
Grant, Duncan, 1885-1978 -- Exhibitions.
Bloomsbury group -- Exhibitions.
Art, British -- 20th century -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Beechey, James, 1969-
Morphet, Richard.
Tate Gallery.
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.
Yale Center for British Art.
ISBN 0691049939
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