Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

With fashions such as Baroque and Rococo, the 18th century saw an increase in opulenct and luxurious design. Meanwhile artists and architects were also looking to the past, both Medieval times and the classical world, and to new trade partners in East Asia..

The Château de Juvisy Appeal

We need your help to raise £500,000 to acquire the Baroque oil painting of the Château de Juvisy, by Pierre-Denis Martin, court painter to Louis XIV in time for the opening of the Europe 1600-1800 galleries.

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Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design (Paperback)

Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design (Paperback)

Goods made or designed in Italy enjoy a profile which far outstrips the country's modest manufacturing output. Italy's glorious design heritage and re…

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Event - The Classical World and Classical Revivals

Tue 13 January 2015 10:30

10 WEEK COURSE: The civilisations of Ancient Greece and Rome have provided a seemingly inexhaustible source of inspiration for European art, design and architecture from the 15th-century right up to the present day. This course celebrates the opening of the V&A’s outstanding new galleries – Europe 1600-1800 – by exploring the key elements of Classicism, and their re-interpretation and revival in later times.

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