The house beautiful Apart from a few fascinating lectures with colour slides from Quentin Bell at Sussex University back in the mists of time, and reading Rookmaaker’s classic book Modern Art and the Death of a Culture, I am not much versed in the visual arts. John Benton However, for my birthday this year I found myself being taken along to London’s Victoria & Albert Museum to view a special exhibition. It is titled ‘The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900’ and remains open until July 17. It proved an interesting jaunt, not least from seeing Andrew Lloyd Webber with a couple of friends shuffling along with the rest of us punters past the exhibits. subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.