Sunday, November 8, 2015

Post-Impressionist Opening: November 8, 2015

Nasturtiums by EKS

I suppose you have been going everywhere—to the Grafton Galleries, and the Bernard Shaw play. . . . Now that Clive is in the van of aesthetic opinion, I hear a great deal about pictures.  I don’t think them so good as books. But why all the Duchesses are insulted by the post-impressionists, a modest sample of painters, innocent even of indecency, I cant conceive.  However, one mustn’t say they are like other pictures, only better, because that makes everyone angry.
(L1 440)
Letter to Violet Dickinson, November 27, 1910.

November 8, 1910: First post-Impressionist exhibit opened in the Grafton Galleries

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