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Join the worshippers at the Cult of Beauty

— May 2011

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Installation shot from 'The Cult of Beauty' © V&A Images

The V&A's new summer blockbuster is an opportunity to submerge yourself in sheer beauty, created in an age that believed beauty itself had redemptive power. Let Rupert Everett talk you round on the audio guide as you explore the Aesthetic Movement and see what enthused Oscar Wilde and his circle. As our reviewer, Layla Bloom says in this issue:

'An exaltation of pure beauty, in painting, sculpture, costume and the decorative arts between the 1860s and the 1890s, the exhibition is primarily a feast for the senses.'

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