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Sunday Morning -- Victoriana of the Week

This is the famous William Morris bed, from Morris’s room at Kelmscott Manor.  The carved oak bed itself dates back to the early 17th century, but the embroidered valance and bed-hangings were designed in 1891 by Morris’s daughter, May Morris. 97 more words


F.G. Stephens on Hunt's The Finding of the Saviour

F.G. Stephens, associate, friend and original member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood, describes in some depth the figures in The Finding of the Saviour and gives us a fascinating illumination into the reception of biblicalimagery i the nineteenth century. 552 more words

Art Writing

British art of the 18th & 19th centuries

Discover the art of Gainsborough, Constable, Turner and the Pre-Raphaelite artists - Rossetti, Millais and Burne-Jones. Learn how the artists used colour, perspective and symbolism to convey meaning in their paintings. 26 more words

Adult Education

Valentino Love

Model wearing creation backstage as part of the Valentino Fall|Winter 2014-15 Haute Couture Collection, Paris 2014.

The Roman influences of this collection are on full display in this flowing gown, paired with knee-high gladiator sandals. 168 more words


Valentino Couture| Fall 2014

Valentino’s show transported us back into ancient times. Think Roman Empire, sun kissed skin and lush hair. The quaint setting of tall green hedges almost made it seem dreamy and raw. 238 more words


Valentino Fall Couture 2014

Think Pre-Raphaelites, think Goddesses, think Toga’s created with exquisite craftmanship and you will have a glimpse of what Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli were thinking when they dreamed this collection up. 12 more words