our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness Phaedr. 244a

2011/07/09

Let not thine eyes know Any forbidden thing itself

(OPENPRESS) July 08, 2011 -- As part of a journey that takes in the V&A Museum in London and the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, from September 13th until January 15th the iconic Musee d'Orsay in Saint-Germain-des-Pres will be home to an exhibition that charts the seismic artistic shift that took place in Victorian England.

Entitled 'Beauty, Morals and Voluptuousness in the England of Oscar Wilde', the work explores how the expressive photography, painting, literature and fashion of the time all contributed to a move away from the long held Victorian values.

Including work by Wilde, Aubrey Beardsley, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti amd James McNeill Whistler, it is certainly worth a stroll along the Seine to see it.

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For more information about the exhibition, visit www.musee-orsay.fr/en/events/exhibitions/.