Monday, May 23, 2011

The Cult of Beauty

This wonderful exhibit called The Cult of Beauty is open now at the V&A.

Art for Art's Sake:)

Quote from their leaflet in regards to the artists associated with this new Aesthetic Movement in 19th century Britian: " Art that existed only in order to be beautiful: pictures that did not tell stories or point morals; sculptures that simply offered visual and tactile delight and dared to hint at sensual pleasures."

Dante Gabriel Rossetti is a big part of this exhibit/ movement as is Monsieur Oscar Wilde whom famously said: "I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying." or was it me who said this? Not sure;)

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