Photography by Antony Crolla for The World of Interiors
Grant and Bell are key figures in the narrative of early twentieth century British art and, along with a number of other artists, intellectuals and writers, were the lifeblood of the Bloomsbury Group. Another key member of this group was John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946), a seminal figure in 20th century economic philosophy, and these oil studies were produced in preparation for a set of murals Keynes commissioned in 1920 to adorn the walls of his rooms at King's College, Cambridge.
Studies for The Muses of Arts and Sciences, 1920, by Duncan Grant & Vanessa Bell
The feature has allowed for the studies and the finished works to be compared side by side for the first time, and examines the artists' decorative scheme of Keynes's entire suite of rooms at Cambridge.
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