And so…

The Bathers - Duncan Grant Mural

The Bathers - Duncan Grant Mural

 

Vanessa Bell - Self Portrait

Vanessa Bell - Self Portrait

Following on from my previous post…The editor of The Times apparently expressed concern that Grant’s mural The Bathers would  corrupt the children of the working classes! Thankful that I have somehow remained psychologically intact and depravity free, despite exposure, I have to admit that Charleston did produce some pretty complex sexual relationships between its key characters. Unconventional even by modern standards, regardless of the sexual comings and goings (no pun intended), I find Grant and Bell’s relationship a touching one. Their loyalty to each other; their support of each others’ art – spanning decades and remaining until death – suggests a deep bond. Now that’s a rare and precious thing.
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