Vanessa Bell / edited by Sarah Milroy and Ian A.C. Dejardinches

by Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961Looking glass; Milroy, Sarah [editor.]Looking glass; Dejardin, Ian A. C., 1955- [editor.]Looking glass; Dulwich Picture Gallery [host institution.]Looking glass.

Publisher: London : Philip Wilson Publishers, [2017]Description: 202 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour), portraits ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9781781300510 .Subject(s): Bell, Vanessa -- Exhibitions | Women artists -- Great Britain -- 20th centuryLooking glass | Bloomsbury groupLooking glass | Modernism (Art) -- Great BritainLooking glassNote: Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 8th February-4th June 2017.Note: Includes bibliographical references. Summary: In spring 2017 Dulwich Picture Gallery present the first major museum exhibition devoted to the work of British female modernist painter Vanessa Bell (1879-1961). This accompanying publication showcases Bell's pioneering oil paintings, photographs, ceramics, fabrics, decorative screens and works on paper in a display of her vibrant and wide-ranging talent.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This accompanying publication beautifully showcases the oil paintings, photographs, ceramics, fabrics, decorative screens and works on paper in a stunning display of Vanessa Bell's vibrant and wide-ranging talent. Long overshadowed by the complexity of her family life and romantic entanglements, the editors assess Bell in the context of her relationship with sister, Virginia Woolf, and as muse and confidant to Roger Fry and Duncan Grant but ultimately present an intrepid artist deserving of fresh consideration.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London, 8th February-4th June 2017.

Includes bibliographical references.

In spring 2017 Dulwich Picture Gallery present the first major museum exhibition devoted to the work of British female modernist painter Vanessa Bell (1879-1961). This accompanying publication showcases Bell's pioneering oil paintings, photographs, ceramics, fabrics, decorative screens and works on paper in a display of her vibrant and wide-ranging talent.

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Library Journal Review

Painter and designer Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) was the most important female artist at the center of the Bloomsbury Group-artists, writers, and intellectuals who met beginning in 1905 to support one another's creative endeavors, at Bell's and her sister Virginia Woolf's house in London. As a painter, Bell's work reflected the trends in modernism she culled from French postimpressionists such as Henri Matisse, German expressionists, and others. Using color and form to express her singular vision of nature and life, Bell flourished as an artist during motherhood, celebrating the domestic through her paintings of interiors, still lifes, portraits of friends, and landscapes in and around the house she shared in the Sussex countryside with husband Clive Bell and fellow artist and lover Duncan Grant. This book is the catalog of an exhibition at England's Dulwich Picture Gallery and is divided by the subjects of Bell's work, with essays contributed by scholars. VERDICT With beautiful color reproductions and a readable text, this book is recommended for anyone interested in Bell or the artists of the Bloomsbury Group.-Sandra Rothenberg, Framingham State Univ. Lib., MA © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Sarah Milroy is the former editor and publisher of Canadian Art magazine and a co-founder of the Canadian Art Foundation. From 2001 to 2010, she served as chief art critic of the Globe and Mail. Sarah co-curated From the Forest to the Sea: Emily Carr in British Columbia with Ian AC Dejardin in 2015.

Ian AC Dejardin is Executive Director of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. He has previously curated the Painting Canada series: Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven (2011) and From the Forest to the Sea (as above) with Sarah Milroy.

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