Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

Planning ahead; my next journey abroad will go to London in July. Anyone else looking forward to this:

News Release: National Portrait Gallery announces first exhibition exploring the life of Virginia Woolf through portraits

  • First exhibition to explore the life and achievements of Virginia Woolf through portraiture
  • Over 100 works to be displayed including paintings, photographs and rare archival material
  • Portraits of Woolf by Bloomsbury group figures Roger Fry, Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell

For a literary scholar turned art-critic, this sounds like a perfect gift. Prepering for my part of the job, writing a review, I will definitely go back to Woolf, but also have a look at Hermione Lee marvelous biography: Virginia Woolf (1996)

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision will be on display from 10 July until 26 October.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Rebecca H. says:

    Oh, I’d love to see that exhibit! It sounds fascinating. And yes, the Lee biography is great.

  2. Angela says:

    Sigrun, this is wonderful! I’m so jealous and so glad you get to attend this exhibit. I love Virginia Woolf and saw an exhibit on her home and some art, etc. here quite a few years ago. I hope you will post a thorough review upon your return for our armchair travel enjoyment! I, too, plan on reading Lee’s biography this summer. Cheers!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Thank you, Angela!
      And do read Lee, it’s a very good biography.

  3. If you have not already been, you might want to fit in a visit to Charleston in West Sussex while in the UK. It is an intimate museum, one of the former homes of the Bloomsbury set – artists and writers and philosophers and economists etc. Absolutely charming, all the interior created by members of the group. Mainly steered I think by Vanessa Bell. Set in wonderful gardens. I love going there with visiting friends.

    1. Sigrun says:

      Lucky you, I would love to go Charleston! I will have to plan an excursion there next time I visit the UK. On my July trip I will also see Marina Abramovic in The Serpentine & “The Human Factor” at the Hayward (both for reviews).

  4. sanna´s says:

    Thank you for your post about the Virgina Woolf exhibit. I just booked a flight to London…

    1. Sigrun says:

      To see Virginia????

      1. sanna´s says:

        Of course!

    2. Sigrun says:

      Marvelous! Love to hear your thoughts on it!

  5. I will be there in spirit!

    1. Sigrun says:

      Perfect, I will keep you in mind!

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