From this time we see a dramatic transformation from the gentle, poetic and conservative landscapes of his early career to angular and rather brutal landscapes,
where the hazy soft forms of trees and hills have become geometric shapes often heavily outlined in black.
Like the other Bloomsbury artists Fry experimented with abstract art and, taking inspiration from cubism, also with collage.
He exhibited three works titled Essay in Abstract Design at his one-man show at the Alpine Club Gallery at 1915.
Roger Fry, Essay in Abstract Design, 1914 or 1915
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