Mastodon Video: Aubrey Beardsley's Siegfried - The Wagnerian

Video: Aubrey Beardsley's Siegfried

Written By The Wagnerian on Saturday 8 February 2014 | 3:27:00 am

The V&A's 'Cult of Beauty' exhibition curator Stephen Calloway discusses one of Aubrey Beardsley’s great early masterpieces, Siegfried, and takes a look at Beardsley’s short but extraordinary life as one of the most important and distinctive artists of the late 19th-century Aesthetic movement.

And here is an introduction to the "Aesthetic movement" - also from the V&A:

This video introduces the key characters of the Aesthetic Movement and discusses how the movement influenced decoration, dress and what we now term 'lifestyle'. Wander through the interiors of the V&A with The Cult of Beauty exhibition's curator Stephen Calloway and get a glimpse of the decoration at Leighton House in Holland Park with their senior curator Daniel Robbins. It is a great introduction before visiting the exhibition in person.