Friday, February 17, 2012

The Cult of Beauty at the Legion of Honor

I am working on a review but first, a few images to whet your appetite. There were so many beautiful things that I hardly know where to start. Not just paintings but wallpaper and furniture, illuminated books and etchings, pottery and silver tea sets.

In the introduction, we were asked what three items would we chose if we had a choice - I could not bear to only have three. The Whistler pieces are iconic and exquisite but then, there are two sumptuous paintings by Rossetti, a painting or two by Burne-Jones and a jeweled broach that I wish they would duplicate.

The Day Dream. Rossetti, 1880

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