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Baroque 1620-1800: Style in the Age of Magnificence

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Victoria and Albert Museum

Cromwell Road

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SW7 2RL

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Characterised by luxury, drama and ornate detail, the Baroque style impacted upon all areas of art and design.
Art tour by Andrew Spira

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Friday, the 16th of March 18:30 - 21:00
Wednesday, the 21st of March 13:00 - 15:30
Saturday, the 24th of March 13:00 - 15:30

It was a popular style in the 17th and 18th centuries, it began in Italy and quickly spread to the rest of Europe. A profusion of plant life characterizes the Baroque style. Scrolling foliage and garlands of flowers decorate many objects.
These Baroque creations, with their seemingly endless sequences of dazzling rooms and vast formal gardens, have established for us what a palace should be.

About the lecturer:
Andrew Spira is art history books author, was as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum where he specialised in 18th century British Art and Design, and Metalwork, he graduated from the Courtauld Institute of Art before completing an MA degree in Museum and Gallery Management at City University, London. He worked at the Temple Gallery, London (specialist in Byzantine and Russian icons), and was the director of Christie's Education MA program.

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V&A museum main entrance information desk

Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

£55 ticket includes:
- 1,5-hours art tour
- 1-hour networking after the tour, tea/coffee/lunch in museum restaurant with the arranged table in advance (food and beverages are not included)

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Images: Tapestry, woven at the Beauvais Tapestry Manufactory, designed by Jean-Baptiste Monnoyer, 1700-20, Neptune and Triton by Gianlorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), The Melville Bed Marot about 1700, The Pendant, late 16th century by Unknow artist, - @V&A

The château of Versailles, near Paris, France, was the most famous and influential of them all. Its huge buildings and their landscape settings were entirely planned to glorify Louis XIV (reigned 1643–1715) and to accommodate the ceremony that revolved around him. A personal embodiment of the nation, the King lived his whole life in public.

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United Kingdom

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