Friday 14 November 2014

Victorian Obsession

If anyone is still dithering over lashing out £10 (£6 for silver surfers) on A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum, let me persuade you. This is Coxsoft's Exhibition of the Year. I've twice previewed it: CLICK, CLICK. The Paris title Desire and Sensuality is much more seductive than the Leighton House title A Victorian Obsession, which strikes me as a put-down. The exhibition has toured Paris, Rome and Madrid to great critical acclaim. Its showing in Leighton House is its last before it goes back to Mexico. Alma-Tadema’s magnificent The Roses of Heliogabalus (1888) hasn't been exhibited in London since 1913. Shown is a detail from Frederick Goodall's The Finding of Moses (1885). The exhibition opened today and runs until 29 March 2015 (CLICK).


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