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Composing a Room of One’s Own: Feminine and Erotic Space in the Work of Vanessa Bell

Written by Thomas Macdonald, Edited by Émilie Perring.
Active between 1906 and 1961, Vanessa Bell was a prolific painter, interior designer, and one of the most consequential members of the Bloomsbury Group of artists, which included her sister Virginia Woolf, her husband Clive Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, and Dora Carrington. Despite her influence, critical attention to her work has long been inadequate and negatively gendered.

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Re-examining a Radical: The Subtle Feminism of Vanessa Bell

Written by Emma Carr, Edited by Tara Flanagan.
Vanessa Bell’s oil portraits of women in domestic spaces were seldom recognized as innovative during the second half of the twentieth century. Art critics trivialized her work and dismissed it as milquetoast rather than progressive.

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