Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wilde, Morris, Webb, Burne-Jones etc... Glorious England !

The Industrial Revolution in England (around 1850) leads to materialism and kitsch in art. The Musée d’Orsay shows an exhibition until January 15th 2012 called “Beauty, Moral & Voluptuousness within the Oscar Wilde’s England”. You can admire art from wonderful artists such as William Morris (must-see his Red House, Bexleyheath), Edward William Godwin, Philip Webb, Edward Burne-Jones (a wonder !), Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Christopher Dresser, etc.
Words from Wilde are even stronger in this exhibition, very classy, a bit posh but so clever and well-done.
Of course, if you don’t know anything about this period of time in England, you might be a bit disappointed, but it worth the visit, believe me !

Photos from Musée d’Orsay catalogue – No photography allowed within the exhib.
More visits : Victoria&Albert Museum (South Kensington London) : have lunch at the V&A Café designed by Morris, Webb & Burne-Jones ; Merton Abbey Mills ; Kemscott House ; Hôtel Russel (so victorian style, Bloomsbury borough), etc.