Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris
Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris

‘I determined to do no less than to transform the world with Beauty. If I have succeeded in some small way, if only in one small corner of the world, amongst the men and women I love, then I shall count myself blessed, and blessed, and blessed, and the work goes on.’

Anarchy & Beauty explores the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition illustrates Morris’s concept of ‘art for the people’ and highlights the achievements of those that he inspired.

Curated by acclaimed author and biographer Fiona MacCarthy, the display features original furniture and textiles designed and owned by Morris as well as the work of his contemporaries including Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones. These will be innovatively showcased alongside remarkable books, jewellery, ceramics and clothing by craftspeople such as Eric Gill, Bernard Leach and Terence Conran, demonstrating how Morris’s legacy continued into the twentieth century, influencing radical politics, the Garden City movement and the Festival of Britain in 1951.

Exhibition & Tickets

Comments and reviews

Nobody has written any comments or reviews yet. Why not be the first to have your say?

Write a comment or review

Contact information

Location
National Portrait Gallery
Tickets
Exhibition & Tickets
Address
National Portrait Gallery
2 St Martin's Place
London
WC2
United Kingdom
Phone
+44(0) 20 7312 2463
Website
www.npg.org.uk

Related links

Map

Get the App!