Duncan GrantDancers c.1910-11

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Artist
Duncan Grant (1885‑1978)
Title
Dancers
Date c.1910-11
MediumOil paint on wood
Dimensionssupport: 533 x 660 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Bequeathed by Sir Edward Marsh through the Contemporary Art Society 1953
Reference
N06181
Not on display

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Duncan Grant was a leading figure in the Bloomsbury Group. In 1909 he visited the Paris studio of Matisse, whose Dancers may have partly inspired this painting.

The vibrant colours and dynamic forms also reflect the influence of Gauguin, Cézanne and van Gogh. These were the chief artists introduced to British audiences through Roger Fry’s ‘Manet and the Post-Impressionists’ exhibition, which was held at the Grafton Galleries in London between 1910 and 1911.

February 2010

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