Public Art, Private Expression

Why do so many public murals seem to have a homoerotic tone?

BY Christopher Harrity

July 20 2013 3:00 AM ET

The Bathers, Duncan Grant

Duncan Grant was part of the influential British Bloomsbury Group — an intellectual circle of writers artists and critics, who lived in the Bloomsbury area of London in the early part of the twentieth century. In 1911 Grant painted this work (and another now held in the Tate Collection; Football) for the dining room at Borough Polytechnic in South London (now London South Bank University). Source:

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