Vanessa bell nude

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Vanessa Bell by Cinzia Eich. Vanessa Bell was an English artist, one of the few women painters of the beginning of the twentieth century. Stylistically, she was influenced by the major avant-garde of the period, but, while the latter often used the "modernist" style to denigrate the female body, she adopted it to give psychological depth to women. She explored their sexuality from their own perspectives, thus transforming them in real subjects of action rather than objects for the male gaze.

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She was educated at home in languages, mathematics and history, and took drawing lessons from Ebenezer Cook before she attended Sir Arthur Cope 's art school in She then studied painting at the Royal Academy in Later in life, she alleged that during her childhood she had been sexually molested by her half-brothers, George and Gerald Duckworth. After the deaths of her mother in and her father in , Vanessa sold 22 Hyde Park Gate and moved to Bloomsbury with Virginia and brothers Thoby and Adrian, [3] where they met and began socialising with the artists, writers and intellectuals who would come to form the Bloomsbury Group. She married Clive Bell [3] in and they had two sons, Julian who died in during the Spanish Civil War at the age of 29 [1] and Quentin.
When I entered the Vanessa Bell exhibit at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, my eye was first drawn not to the paintings but to a line of bright blue blazers. Four students in uniform stood in front of a portrait of the celebrated painter Duncan Grant. Each held identical oversized drawing pads and packets of thick pastels. In the portrait they copied, Grant is looking into a mirror, with a towel draped over his head.