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Vanessa Bell. "I do think nearly all war is madness. It’s destruction and not creation, and it’s mad to destroy the best things and people in the world, if one can anyhow avoid it. You object to cutting down trees. Isn’t war that, a million times worse?”

Vanessa Bell. "I do think nearly all war is madness. It’s destruction and not creation, and it’s mad to destroy the best things and people in the world, if one can anyhow avoid it. You object to cutting down trees. Isn’t war that, a million times worse?”

“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” - Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room. Art: Duncan Grant, Circular composition with flowers

“I enjoy the spring more than the autumn now. One does, I think, as one gets older.” - Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room. Art: Duncan Grant, Circular composition with flowers

Nestled in bucolic Sussex gardens the seventeenth-century exterior belies the riot of imaginative decoration inside; a legacy of its function as artistic residence to the Bloomsbury Group.

A photographic tour of Charleston

Nestled in bucolic Sussex gardens the seventeenth-century exterior belies the riot of imaginative decoration inside; a legacy of its function as artistic residence to the Bloomsbury Group.

Vanessa Bell 'View of the Pond at Charleston' 1915 oil on canvas 45 x 64cm

Vanessa Bell 'View of the Pond at Charleston' 1915 oil on canvas 45 x 64cm

✽   vanessa bell  -  'design for chair seat: flowers'   -  gouache and oil on paper   -  1930  -mutual art

✽ vanessa bell - 'design for chair seat: flowers' - gouache and oil on paper - 1930 -mutual art