William Morris

Deco Archer Statue

The Sydney Fair 2018 – Modernism: The New World of The Past

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The Sydney Fair is a vintage wonderland designed to sell, held annually since 2013, the Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney Showground, Moore Park region of Sydney

Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood at NGV, 2015

Medieval Moderns: The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood at NGV, 2015

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NGV International will showcase for the first time in 40 years its collection of works by The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood from 11 April – 12 July 2015 Entry FREE

Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s at NGV

Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s at NGV

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Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s a free show at National Gallery of Victoria will inspire interest in the ancient art and craft of embroidery

The Arming and Departure of the Knights. Number 2 of the Holy Grail tapestries woven by Morris & Co. 1891-94 for Stanmore Hall - detail

William Morris, The Arts & Craft Movement – Art That Is Life

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William Morris (1834-1896) became spiritual leader of a revival in arts and crafts, which encompassed all the visual arts, including architecture and interiors

The Failure of Sir Gawaine: Sir Gawaine and Sir Uwaine at the Ruined Chapel, Number 4 of the Holy Grail tapestries woven by Morris & Co. 1891-94 for Stanmore Hall

Tapestry Tales – Weaving the Threads of Destiny

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In Greek Mythology the three Goddesses of Destiny and Fate were recorded in many formats, including tapestries that depicted them weaving the threads of destiny

Flaming June Crop

The Aesthetic Movement – England’s Beautiful Cult of its Own

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The 19th century Aesthetic Movement in England drove a generation of artists and artisans musicians and architects to create beautiful and thought provoking works

English Country Style – Understated Georgian Grace

English Country Style – Understated Georgian Grace

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Designer John Fowler extracted the essence of eighteenth century interior style, added nineteenth century comfort to create an ‘eclectic’ English Country Style

The Power of Art and Design in the Modern Age at Vienna

The Power of Art and Design in the Modern Age at Vienna

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In 1898 The Vienna Secession with youthful idealism, spirit of sacrifice and willingness to work hard siezed the day leading Vienna into the age of Modernism

The Grammar of Ornament – Inspiring a Taste for the Exotic

The Grammar of Ornament – Inspiring a Taste for the Exotic

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In 1856 Owen Jones published The Grammar of Ornament inspiring a taste for the exotic reflected in Leighton House and The Peacock House at Holland Park, London