50. THE VICTORIAN REVIVAL

Stephen
50. THE VICTORIAN REVIVAL
Stephen Calloway
Thursday 27th June 12:15 (60 Min)
Evelyn Partners Spiegeltent
Following the death of Queen Victoria, the reputations of the most highly-regarded architects, artists, poets and many of the other major figures of her reign suffered a catastrophic decline. Art-historian and curator Stephen Calloway has long been intrigued by the Victorian Revival, the great pendulum-swing of taste that turned neglect and even ridicule into fascination and reevaluation of the cultural achievements of that extraordinary era. Charting the twisting tale of rediscovery from the whimsical curiosity of the Bright Young Things of the Twenties, through the mid-century’s romanticising of Victoriana and the sixties counterculture’s espousal of Victorian decadence, Calloway explains - and celebrates - our enthusiasm for figures as diverse as Pugin and Rossetti, Aubrey Beardsley and Oscar Wilde.
Event Theme: Society
£5.00
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