Creating 'The Cult of Beauty' (2011)

From 2 April – 17 July 2011, the V&A’s spring exhibition The Cult of Beauty brought together many of the greatest Aesthetic paintings and finest decorative art of this extraordinary movement. Paintings by Aesthetic artists such as Edward Burne-Jones and James McNeill Whistler were displayed alongside the work of leading designers including William Morris and E. W. Godwin. Assistant Curator, Esmé Whittaker, documented the evolution of the exhibition and offered insights into the objects on display.