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Guided Tour: Vanessa Bell at Dulwich Picture Gallery
21 February 2017 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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. Muse to fellow artists such as Roger Fry, sister of Virginia Woolf, mastermind of the idyllic Bloomsbury life at Charleston – Bell’s reputation as an artist has long been overshadowed by her family life and romantic entanglements. A radical innovator in the use of abstraction, colour and form, Bell will be presented for fresh consideration in this, the first major exhibition of her work. Approximately 100 paintings, ceramics, fabrics and photographs arranged thematically will reveal her pioneering work 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 1910s. We will meet for a self-hosted coffee at 9 am before our guided tour at 9:30 am. Dulwich Picture Gallery is a 15 minute train ride from Victoria and a short walk from the station. We will suggest train times to go together. Cost: £15 for Patrons and Friends; £20 for guests. RSVP to rsvp@UKFriendsofNMWA.org and post your cheque made payable to UK Friends of NMWA to Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS.