Among her other writings, she practiced 'automatic writing' that she had learned while at Radcliffe College from 1893-1897 through the help of the psychologist William James. This entailed writing continually through a stream of unconciousnesss while you hold your conscious mind at bay which she used in her word portraits. The importance of the unconscious was an important part of her writing style throughout her lifetime and can be found in nearly all of her work.Gertrude and Alice in Venice in 1908, at the beginning of their relationship
She quickly became famous in the first decade of the 20th century through her private gallery she collected with her brother, which nurtured a lot of what we consider the modern masters. in 1914 there was a family break and they divided the famous collection. She later sold much of this collection in order to focus on Picasso and Gris.
One of her most famous lines comes from the 1913 poem, Sacred Emily in which she states:
'Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose'. She is also well known for her many books about her relationship with her partner.
I hope you all enjoyed todays brief history lesson!