Exhibitions

Fashion Fantasies: fashion plates and fashion satire, 1775-1925

Victoria & Albert Museum, London 21 June 2010 – January 2011 Leighton, room 112 Free admission This display will juxtapose two genres of print that fantasise fashion on paper: fashion plates and graphic social satire. The fashion plate communicated changes in fashion but also encouraged viewers to engage with a luxurious fantasy. At the same … Continue reading

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The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement in Britain 1860-1900

Victoria & Albert Museum, London April – July 2011 Admission charge will apply This will be the first international exhibition to explore the unconventional creativity of the Aesthetic Movement in Britain (1860-1900). The well spring of the ‘new art’ movements of the late 19th century, Aestheticism is now acknowledged for its revolutionary re-negotiation of the … Continue reading

Exhibitions

Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909-1929 Announced at the V&A

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=37285 LONDON.- The V&A’s major autumn exhibition, “Diaghilev and the Golden Age of the Ballets Russes 1909–1929”, will explore the world of the influential artistic director Serge Diaghilev and the most exciting dance company of the 20th century. Diaghilev combined dance, music and art in bold ways to create ‘total theatre’. A consummate collaborator, he … Continue reading