Duncan Grant: 1920
This delightful exhibition, appropriately sited at Charleston, home to many of the Bloomsbury set, recreates Grant’s first solo show at the Paterson-Carfax Gallery, London in 1920.
The paintings display his energy and freedom as an artist and recorder of life in the East Sussex farmhouse he famously shared with Vanessa Bell, Clive Bell, and David Garnet. Gloriously colourful work inspired by Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin – whom he had been introduced to by the art critic Roger Fry’s exhibition of their work in London, sit alongside elegantly decorative pieces that reflect the way in which they transformed every surface of the farmhouse into a living work of art.
Joyous! Until 13 March 2022.