Enter a beautiful, lush world at the V&A’s latest blockbuster show, The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900, which highlights the work of Whistler, Leighton, Burne-Jones, Millais, Morris, Blake and Rossetti. Through paintings, interiors and fashion, they rejected Victorian industrialisation and promoted sensuality, liberation and above all, beauty. Opening this Saturday, the V&A have recreated this era with an all encompassing show full of draped velvet tea dresses, Julia Margaret Cameron photography, bright jewellery, intricate furniture and paintings of titian-haired women who embodied this new spirit of individuality. It’s a big exhibition with lots to look at and a brilliant shop selling William Morris & Co’s re-released archive wallpapers and Rococo chocolate, so we’d recommend you go early before the crowds descend.
And if you want to go for free, enter our prize draw below to be in with a chance to win a pair of tickets to the exhibition. The winner will be picked at random by 5pm on 14th April 2011. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.