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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.