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‘The Cult of Beauty’ opens at V&A

Posted at 10:30 am, April 2, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment
Frederic, Lord Leighton, Pavonia, 1858-59. © Private Collection c/o Christie’s

Opening today, the V&A’s new spring show ‘Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860-1900’ explores the relatively unchartered territory of Aestheticism (a Victorian movement which reinvented the concept of beauty) and shows how artists played with the idea of ‘art for art’s sake’ across sculpture, furniture, architecture, fashion and literature. Featuring work by Whistler, Rossetti, William Morris and more, it’s going to be pretty popular.

For info, see ‘The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain, 1860-1900’ listing.

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