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Chair, detail, England, 1730 - 45. Museum no. W.15-1938

 
Room 54 reflects the flourishing of skills such as decorative painting, carving, metalwork and upholstery in the exuberant Baroque style. Foreign artists and craftsmen, such as Daniel Marot, were important contributors to the style. Prints of Marot's designs show interiors as well as pattern designs based on Renaissance motifs such as urns, masks and foliage. Also here are objects of propaganda and commemoration commissioned during the turbulent Civil War years as well as Palladian objects and interiors. From Room 54, you can also visit the historic interior of The Henrietta Street Room designed by architect James Gibb.

Room 54 is on Level 2 of the V&A South Kensington.

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The Museum of Savage Beauty interactive web feature explores the hidden stories and craftsmanship behind some of the most remarkable objects made by Alexander McQueen and his creative collaborators. Here the designer's iconic pieces are placed alongside historical objects from the V&A’s collections, which represent some of the many design traditions that inspired him.

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Baroque & Later Ivories (Hardback)

Baroque & Later Ivories (Hardback)

Over 500 baroque and later ivories from the V&A’s outstanding collection are illustrated and discussed in this scholarly catalogue. This pub…

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Event - High Renaissance to Baroque: 1500-1720

Wed 23 September 2015–Wed 06 July 2016

2015-2016 YEAR COURSE: Study the art, architecture and decorative arts of Europe from the High Renaissance to Baroque, focussing on Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands and England.

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