Art History Mornings at The Beecroft: Saturday 25th January 2020

Into the 1920s:

Vanessa Bell, Nina Hamnett & Nancy Cunard

The Beecroft Gallery

Saturday 25th January

Our theme today is the transition from war to peace in British art.

The period 1910-1914 had been vital and experimental when it came to British art history: The Camden Town Group, Bloomsbury and the Vorticists all vied for attention. War, unsurprisingly, dulled much of that enthusiasm. Today, by following the lives of two artists – Vanessa Bell and Nina Hamnett – and that of the poet Nancy Cunard, we will explore the cultural contexts of the early 1920s.

Bell, Vanessa, 1879-1961; Clive Bell (1881-1964), and Family

Vanessa Bell: Clive Bell and Family

[1924; New Walk Gallery, Leicester; c/o]

Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.

Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)

For further information please contact Mark Banting by email or via twitter @TheCommonViewer

These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.

About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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