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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Revisiting the Past

[Gouache and pencil on tracing paper, circa 1913-15, attributed to Duncan Grant or Frederick Etchells. Given by Pamela Diamond to The Courtauld Gallery, London, 1958. Image is from
Beyond Bloomsbury.]
[Image via The Courtauld Gallery Shop, detail below.]

A while back, over at my companion site, I linked to an upcoming Somerset House exhibition: After Bloomsbury: Rugs from the Omega Workshop, 1913-1916. On view will be Christopher Farr's contemporary handcrafted rugs inspired by five never-produced Omega Workshops designs (think artists Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, and Roger Fry) along with reproductions of the original, nearly century-old studio creations. Since the show opens May 2, I wanted to mention a special limited edition, highly graphic rug currently offered through The Courtauld Gallery shop.

Collaborating with the Courtauld, and taking cues from a 1913-15 design attributed to Duncan Grant or Frederick Etchells (shown at top), Farr has produced this colorful, 100% hand-dyed, hand-spun wool rug pictured directly above.

[Image via Charleston]

Also channeling Bell and Grant, artist Sophie Coryndon will lead a couple of one-day furniture painting masterclasses at Charleston in June and July. Because spaces in these workshops tend to sell out quickly, I'm posting an early reminder. Details here.

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