Sketches In Pen And Ink: A Bloomsbury Notebook

Sketches In Pen And Ink: A Bloomsbury Notebook

Author: Vanessa Bell

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 224

ISBN: 9780701210359

Language: English

Publisher: Chatto Windus

Release Date: December 04, 1997

Description du Livre

Vanessa Bell, artist, sister of Virginia Woolf, wife of Clive Bell and lover of Duncan Grant, is one of the most fascinating and modern figures of the Bloomsbury set, but unlike most of them she rarely put pen to writing paper. When she did, she was witty and illuminating about their earlt lives. The eldest of the Stephen family, she grew up with Virginia in Victorian gloom at Hyde Park Gate an later blossomed in bohemian style in Bloomsbury. From the twenties to the forties she lived and painted at Charleston Farmhouse like a heroine of the sixties and seventies, at the centre of a colourful world of family, friends, artists and intellectuals. SKETCHES IN PEN AND INK is a unique collection of largely unpublished memoirs - most of them written to be read at meetings of the Memoir club - in which Vanessa writes with wit and charm about herself, her childhood, her remarkable family and friends, her moving relationship with Roger Fry, and her art. Her daughter, Angelica garnett, has written a vivid and personal introduction which adds considerably to our understanding of this extraordinary woman and artist. Edited by LIA GIACHERO, a young art historian who has worked with Angelica Garnett on this collection, and contributes a fascinating

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