Genesis presents an extraordinary series of 37 panel paintings in oils that represent a bold new interpretation of the first 33 chapters of the Bible.
Julian Bell started working on his Genesis project some 18 months ago after re-reading the Bible's opening book for the first time since his youth. The initial series of drawings were burnt in a catastrophic fire in March 2014 that destroyed his studio and all its contents. This is Bell's first major project since the fire. Critic Jonathan Jones in The Guardian has described Bell's paintings as 'luminous wonders' and said 'Bell really startles and fascinates me, because he is doing something so deeply original and distinct from fashion.' The grandson of Vanessa Bell and the great-nephew of Virginia Woolf, Julian Bell is considered a third generation Bloomsbury artist. As well as a painter, he is an acclaimed author and broadcaster.
The exhibition is to be followed by a limited edition signed artist's book of the series which is now available to pre-order via email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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