The bohemian has inspired industry creatives for decades, but more recently as a major influence in fashion the last few years. The term bohemian has morphed to “boho” and is so desired that Style.com has dedicated 2000 pages to “Get the Look”. I cant help but wonder how many of these fabulously layered looking “Boho’s” know what bohemian means? How many actually live the artistically unconventional lifestyle? Maybe none, hopefully some. In the spirit of bohemia I’ve decided to honor a few of the artists, poets, critics and literary beauties that had a strong hand in such a movement throughout the 20th century…the Bloomsbury Group. Virginia, Vanessa, Duncan, Leonard (to name a few) whose art, literature, style and philosophies influenced decades..
Rosamond Lehmann, her brother, John Lehmann, and Lytton Strachey at Ham Spray House in Wiltshire
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Abstract Painting, Vanessa Bell, circa 1914
Costume, Duncan Grant, three part, life size, jointed, painted, card costume, circa 1935
Fabric, fragment, ‘Apollo and Daphne’, date unknown, designed by Duncan Grant, maker unknown