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19 April 2018THE ART AND SCANDALOUS LIVES OF THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP
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THE ART AND SCANDALOUS LIVES OF THE BLOOMSBURY GROUP FRANK WOODGATE Thursday 19 April 2018

The art of the three main ‘Bloomsbury’ artists (Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry) cannot be separated from their astonishing lives. They, along with their literary and other intellectual companions (Virginia Woolf, Lytton Strachey and John Maynard Keynes, amongst others) were part of a movement, the popular name for which became widely used only after the death of around half its members.
The Study Day looks at their work and reviews the multi-faceted relationships between Bell and Grant, Bell and Fry, Grant and Lytton Strachley and several others. In addition, it covers what many consider the most important contribution of the groups to the visual arts in Britain, the so called ‘Art-quake of 1910’ when Roger Fry, assisted by Virginia’s husband, the art critic and writer Clive bell, mounted the ‘Manet and the Post Impressionists’ exhibition at the Grafton Galleries in London.
The Day will include a session on Charleston, the house in Sussex where Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and others lived from about 1916.
10:00 Meet for coffee
10:30 Early day, relationships and the ‘Manet and the Post Impressionists’ exhibition
11:30 Break
11:45 Effects of the exhibition on the groups. Later exhibitions and the Omega workshop
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Post WW1, living at Charleston. The decoration of Berwick Church, and other works
14:45 Event finishes
THE COST OF THE STUDY DAY IS £30, TO INCLUDE COFFEE ON ARRIVAL AND BUFFET LUNCH 

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