Botticelli @ V&A

Few would find it difficult to recall Botticelli’s infamous Birth of Venus. There aren’t many works of art that are instantly recognisable to the masses, but this painting is one of the only exceptions. The renaissance masterpiece that celebrates the goddess of love has achieved cult status world over and has now even managed to […]

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Pre-Raphaelites @ Tate Britain

Love them or hate them: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, the marmite of art history have landed centre stage at the Tate Britain this season. The YBA’s of the 19th century: John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Holman Hunt formed in 1848 in a bid to break away from the high renaissance art favoured by […]

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William Morris @ Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place is a neo-Gothic mansion on the London Embankment. In 1895, it cost £250,000 to build for William Waldorf Astor, equal to £25million today. The building, which was designed to characterize literature and embody art, craft and architecture, encompasses Spanish mahogany hammer-beam ceilings and marble floors. This dazzling and dramatic building is home […]

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