While some might celebrate the marvel of industry and steam power, a select few strongly desire a move away from the overstuffed, over-decorated tat of Victorian mechanized production. They desire a return to the simpler, more natural style of the antique, while they are simultaneously under the spell of the art of the Orient, collecting their kimonos and blue & white china. The Aesthetes know that if you surround yourself with beautiful things, it is a balm to your soul in these trying times. Victorian art and design expert Miss Rowan Derryth will discuss with us the philosophy behind Aestheticism, exploring the art, interior design, and most importantly, fashion associated with refined artistic (and bohemian) culture. She will share with you the arguments of Aesthetes like James McNeil Whistler and Oscar Wilde, who have vehemently and often caustically tried to free us of the drab colours and binding clothing that Victorian favour. You will walk away with everything you need to know to make your homes ‘Palaces of Art’!
Please join us on Sunday, November 21 at 2 pm slt for a beautiful, enlightening, and entertaining afternoon.
Viv, Jasper, Jed, and Sera