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Vanessa Bell (1879-1961) b. England


"It is impossible I think that any other exhibition can ever have had so much effect as did that on a rising generation . . . here was a sudden pointing to a possible path, a sudden liberation and encouragement to feel for oneself which were absolutely overwhelming." [In the fall of 1910, Bell became reacquainted with the post-impressionists, whose work she had previously encountered at the New Gallery, through the paintings of Edouard Manet, Vincent Van Gogh, Paul Gauguin, and Paul C├ęzanne, all part of a "Manet and the Post-Impressionists" exhibit at the Grafton Gallery] - http://www.answers.com/topic/vanessa-bell-1

Media emphasis: painter, interior designer, textile designer

Art movement(s): Post Impressionism, Bloomsbury group, Omega Workshops

Glossary of Art Movements from Infoplease

Principles and elements of design: balance, contrast, movement, pattern, rhythm, shape, space

Helpful links: http://bloomsbury.denise-randle.co.uk/bell.html







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