Omega to Charleston - The Art of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant 1910 - 1934

omega2.jpg
omega2.jpg

Omega to Charleston - The Art of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant 1910 - 1934

40.00

This is a gorgeous book , offering a rare glimpse of extraordinary work by the Bloomsbury Group, including the legendary Famous Women Dinner Service.

Full-colour photographs and details show rarely-seen art chosen from private collections as well as The Charleston Trust.

Almost half the book centres exclusively on one of Bell and Grant’s most spectacular joint commissions: The Famous Women Dinner Service. Begun in 1932 at the request of the art historian and director of the National Gallery Kenneth Clark and his wife Jane, its fifty plates were decorated with images of famous women through the ages, from Sappho to Greta Garbo.

Considered lost for nearly forty years, and first publicly shown at the exhibition celebrated in the book, the set is an impressive testament to Bell and Grant’s close working partnership. A ground-breaking essay by Hana Leaper (Charleston scholar and Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University), is succeeded by closer scholarship dedicated to the individual plates and the women that inspired them.

Published by Piano Nobile Gallery, the book includes an essay and catalogue entries by Richard Shone (author of Bloomsbury Portraits, 1993 and curator of The Art of Bloomsbury, Tate, 1999). It also includes contributions by Frances Spalding (Biographer of Bell and Grant) and Darren Clarke (Rausing Head of Collections, Research and Exhibitions at the Charleston Trust).

Quantity:
Add To Cart