28 December 2010

the Cult of Beauty


The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860 – 1900
the Victoria & Albert

This is the first major exhibition to comprehensively explore Aestheticism, an extraordinary artistic movement which sought to escape the ugliness and materialism of the Victorian era by creating a new kind of art and beauty. It gathers together for the first time many of the greatest masterpieces of painting together with sculpture, design, furniture, architecture, fashion and literature, and includes work by Edward Burne-Jones, James McNeill Whistler, Frederic Leighton, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Morris, Aubrey Beardsley and Oscar Wilde.

 How I want to see this!


  1. me too -my favorite art movement! The portrait gallery here in DC has a large collection of Aestheticsm as does the Freer Gallery.



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