Wednesday 8 February 2017

Dulwich Picture Gallery - Beyond Bloomsbury: Vanessa Bell steps out of the shadows

8 Feb - 4 June
Who was Vanessa Bell?
For too long, Vanessa Bell's reputation as an artist has been overshadowed by her romantic entanglements and sister's fame. In this, her first ever major retrospective, we present Bell for fresh consideration.
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Vanessa Bell: in the press
"Long overdue... The explosive beauty of the surface roots us in the moment... and in life itself" - The Guardian
"This exhibition will blow away any suggestion that the Bloomsbury painters merely imitated French artists." - House and Garden
★★★★ - "Dazzling... This show is a joy" - The Times
Collectors' Edition of Harper's Bazaar revealed:
Limited Edition of 500 Copies

Snap-up this beautiful Collectors' Edition of Harper's Bazaar, made exclusively for Dulwich Picture Gallery. This March 2017 issue features articles by Virginia Nicholson, (Vanessa Bell's granddaughter), and Juliet Nicolson, (granddaughter of Vita Sackville-West - Virginia Woolf's friend & lover.)

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Vanessa Bell featured on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour
If you missed Virginia Nicholson and Vanessa Bell's biographer, Frances Spalding, discussing the exhibition on BBC Radio 4 this morning, then you can click here to catch up. (From 36mins).
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Legacy: Photographs by Vanessa Bell & Patti Smith
8 Feb - 4 June
Don't forget to visit Legacy, our display of photographs by Vanessa Bell & Patti Smith.

Smith has long been drawn to Bell's Charleston farmhouse in Sussex. Her black and white Polaroid photographs sensitively capture the lingering remains of the life Bell lead there - in particular with her life companion, Duncan Grant.

Bell's own photograph albums include pictures from her childhood summers in St Ives and of her own young family and the circle of leading intellectuals and artists that surrounded her throughout her life.
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Vanessa Bell (1879-1961):
With thanks to:
The Estate of Vanessa Bell, courtesy of Henrietta Garnett

Generously supported by:
The Elizabeth Cayzer Trust
The Vanessa Bell Exhibition Syndicate

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