From the 1860s to the last, decadent decade of Queen Victoria's reign – she died in 1901 – this movement is seen through the emblematic works of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, James McNeill Whistler, Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley. They all united in a quest to combine artistic creation and lifestyle, a quest that found fertile areas of expression in photography, the decorative arts, literature and modes of dress.
CuratorsStephen Calloway, curator, Victoria & Albert Museum
Lynn Federle Orr, curator, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco
Yves Badetz, curator, Musée d'Orsay
Exhibition also presented at :
London, Victoria & Albert Museum, from April 2 to July 17 2011
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museums, from February 18 to June 17 2012