Charleston: The Bloomsbury Muse
Accompanying an exhibition at Philip Mould & Company, this lavish catalogue tells the story of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s enduring attachment to their home at Charleston Farmhouse, and showcases the work the artists produced between the two world wars. This stunning collection of artwork is beautifully presented alongside illuminating, illustrated essays, an interview and complete catalogue.
Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant’s enduring attachment to their home at Charleston Farmhouse, its idyllic surroundings, and constant fl ow of visitors can be witnessed through their art. Beginning with radical modern works infl uenced by European trends – from painted furniture to depictions of food preparation in the kitchen, from the barns to the pond, the people to the household cat – this catalogue tells a story of over thirty years of astonishing artistic productivity.
Charleston was not just the Bloomsbury Group’s country retreat but a venue for their progressive social self-expression. It was also a family home. Focusing on Vanessa and Duncan’s most productive years of creativity, between and including two world wars, this catalogue will explore how Charleston fed their artistic impulses and ideas to produce a glorious canon of art.
Hardback, 260 x 240 mm
128 pages, over 50 colour illus.
Philip Mould & Company
18–19 Pall Mall, London
14 September 2021 – 10 November 2021
In the press
"A bohemian delight" —The Standard
"Inspiring" —The Times
“Insightful ... does justice to both artists” —Evening Standard
"richly illustrated catalogue ... features two superb essays" —Sussex Life