Friday, May 23, 2014

Dora Carrington

Picking Vegetables, by Dora Carrington
Eggs on a Table, Tidmarsh Mill, by Dora Carrington

Dora Carrington was portrayed by Emma Thompson in the film Carrington, which I'd like to see again. She was a painter who used her artistic talents to create a beautiful home and surroundings. She loved a gay man, writer Lytton Strachey, and was so distraught after his death that she killed herself.

See some paintings HERE.
Check out the movie.
And a bit of a bio.


  1. I love these paintings. So dreamy.

    1. She loved these kinds of colours, I believe, and had painted walls and ... well ... anything that provided a surface, by the sound of it! ... around their homes. Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant did the same, apparently. They painted crockery, and chairs, and you name it.

  2. I loved the movie Carrington, must dig it out and rewatch.

    Lovely paintings.



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