Tuesday 6th March 2018: Coffee from 10am.
Starts at 10.30, until approximately 3pm.
At the ArtsHouse
Tickets will be on sale at at the January and February lectures. They will cost £35 which includes a finger buffet with coffee mid-morning and lunchtime.
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.
This study day looks at their work and reviews the multi-faceted relationships between Bell and Grant, Bell and Fry, Grant and (inter alia) Lytton Strachey, and several others. In addition, it covers what many consider the most important contribution of the group 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 speaker is Frank Woodgate – a guide and lecturer at The Tate Britain, The Tate Modern and Dulwich Picture Gallery