‘When Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant moved to their home in East Sussex, England, they started painting on its surfaces. They painted its walls and mantles, doors and doorframes, furniture, cabinets and window seats. They covered their home with swirls and patterns, lush human figures, and painted bowls of painted fish. Their home became a sketchbook where they improvised ideas, and also a work of art in its own right: a three-dimensional painting they could live inside.’
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