Bloomsbury Art & Design

FullSizeRender 8Self-Portrait // Roger Fry // oil on canvas // 1928

In 1900s London a group of artists and academics became known as the Boomsbury Group. Those affiliated with the group worked together on a variety of projects including those relating to art. Artist members included Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry and abstract designs was a characteristic of their artistic style. The Courtauld Institute of Art held an exhibition of the Bloomsbury Group which allowed visitors to see the juxtaposition of individual artist’s pieces next to works from other members. 

FullSizeRender 10Rug // Duncan Grant // Probably made at the Royal Wilton Carpet Factory // hand-knotted wool, jute or hemp warp // 1913 or later

FullSizeRender 17Spinet // Made by Arnold Dolmetsch, decorated by Roger Fry // oil on wood // 1918

FullSizeRender 18Plate with Sailing Boat Design // Duncan Grant // earthenware, painted overglaze, ‘Ω” painted on base // 1913

FullSizeRender 20Screen with Lily Pond Design // Duncan Grant // oil on wood // 1913-1914

FullSizeRender 29Rug Design // Attributed to Vanessa Bell // gouache and pencil on paper // 1913-1914

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