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Posted in art, Bloomsbury, Charleston Farmhouse, Duncan Grant, Virginia Woolf, tagged Bloomsbury Group, Charleston, Duncan Grant, Matisse, The Charleston Attic, Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf on Friday 16 September 2016 |
Interns at Charleston blog regularly. Here is their latest post, discussing their discovery of several items in the archives that indicate an interest on the part of Bloomsbury in Matisse and his career.
In August, the curatorial team began cataloguing the larger works on paper and canvas of the Angelica Garnett Gift. The discovery of a dynamic pencil drawing depicting four frantically moving figur…
Posted in art, Bloomsbury, Charleston Farmhouse, Duncan Grant, The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, Virginia Woolf, tagged Bloomsbury Group, Charleston Farmhouse, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf on Thursday 14 April 2016 | Leave a Comment »
The two new interns at Charleston continue to unearth work by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant as part of the Angelica Garnett Gift. They are photographing, cataloguing and publishing Grant and Bell’s works for viewing online.
Here’s the interns’ most recent post about two sketchbooks by Duncan Grant dated circa 1919 and 1923.
Last week was #MuseumWeek 2016, and to celebrate, The Charleston Attic will once again be joining institutions all over the world by writing a blog post reflecting one of the themes trending on Twitter.
Thursday’s theme of cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible, shows the scope for discovery within the several thousand works on paper and canvas that make up the Angelica Garnett Gift.
Last week also marked our independence as the new Attic Interns as we continue with the task in hand: to photograph, catalogue and publish Grant and Bell’s works so that they may be viewed online. There is much excitement to be had in unearthing new items in the collection, and it seems like the perfect opportunity, in celebration of Charleston’s cultural heritage through the Gift, to talk about this week’s findings in relation to the theme.
We have been looking closely at two sketchbooks by…
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Posted in art, Bloomsbury, Charleston Farmhouse, Virginia Woolf, tagged Angelica Garnett Gift, Charleston, Duncan Grant, Rebecca Birrell, Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, Zoe Wolstenholme on Monday 21 March 2016 | Leave a Comment »
The summer season will kick off at Charleston, the Sussex retreat of the Bloomsbury Group, with free lectures by Charleston interns, beginning March 24 at 2 p.m.
The house will also be open via guided tours, which you can book here.
The lectures, which will take place in the historic barns, include:
- Vanessa Bell’s Faceless Portraits and The Angelica Garnett Gift by Rebecca Birrell
- Dressing Modern Identity: Victorian style re-imagined in The Angelica Garnett Gift by Zoe Wolstenholme
You can also book a place on the Spotlight lectures.
Inspired by her own trip from London to Greece with her spaniel, Virginia Woolf fan and Masters student Katyuli Lloyd has crafted new illustrations for Woolf’s Flush (1933).
Her version uses four-color lithographs and black ink sketches to illustrate Woolf’s story of Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s cocker spaniel. The project is part of her Masters in Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art.
Layering of colors played a key role in the project, Lloyd said. “I knew that my choice of colours would be key to bringing the book to life. The added challenge was to find a colour scheme that could work for contrasting environments: a dark Victorian interior and the outdoor light of Italy.”
I first read the novel when I had taken my own spaniel from London to Greece. I was inspired by my experiences mirroring those of someone 170 years ago: the timelessness in the relationship between an owner and their dog, as well as the love of travel. -Katyuli Lloyd
Her two major Masters projects are the Flush illustrations and a rewrite of Nikolai Gogol’s Nose for 7-9 years olds in rhyming couplets, with illustrations.
An exhibition of her work will be held at the Candid Arts Trust Gallery, 3–5 Torrens Street, London EC1V, Feb. 9-13, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
I was keen for my finished artwork to have a hand-printed quality. I liked the grainy, faded lithograph prints of the 1920s and 1930s, including those of Vanessa Bell for Hogarth Press, and I wanted my artwork to nod to Woolf’s hand-printed books. – Lloyd