Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Artist's Salon Hosts Cult of Beauty Event

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artists Salon, the same group responsible for the P.R.B. artistic performances at Dickens' Faire every year, are having another event! If only I lived closer to San Francisco!

I quote from the announcement on their Facebook page:

Visions of Beauty – Inside the Victorian Artist Salon: “Cult of Beauty” – March 11, 2012 Legion Of Honor San Francisco between 12:00 and 3:00 PM

On March 11, 2012, at the San Francisco Legion Of Honor, The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood Artist Salon (Dickens Faire Adventurers’ club members) will be hosting a program called “Visions of Beauty – Inside the Victorian Artists Salon” in galleries 8 and 12.

The museum has advertised for this event. Please see the link below:


We will perform from 12:00 Noon until 3:00 PM in two separate rooms.

In Gallery #12 “Grosvenor Gallery”, we will be hosting an Artist Drawing Studio. This will involve three tableaux and a life drawing lesson by Virginia. The three tableaux will be as follows:

• Midsummer by Albert Moore
• Ophelia by John Waterhouse
• Girl in White by James Whistler

Drawing pads and pencils will be provided.

In Gallery #8 “Cheyne Walk”, we will be hosting an Artist Salon. Poets, Artists, Models, Actors and Actresses, and other noted Aesthetes will engage our guests in topical banter and present noted works of poetry, plays and music. See George Frederic Watts paint his famous portrait of William Morris. Hear great singers perform works from Gilbert and Sullivan, Hear exerts from Oscar Wilde’s newest play and witness the drama between James Whistler and John Ruskin. The program includes:

• Fireworks at Cremorne Gardens
• The Importance of Being Earnest
• Short on Patience
• Visions of Beauty Poetry
• Meet the Aesthetes

Each of our two programs will run 90 minutes and then repeat so that visitors won’t have to miss either performance. Re-actors for this event include; Julie Margaret Cameron, Fanny Cornforth, Edward William Godwin, Frederick Hollyer, Lillie Langtry, Rose La Touche, Lord Frederic Leighton, Effie Millais, John Everett Millais, May Morris, William Morris, Dante Rossetti, Lizzie Siddal (Rossetti), Lucy Maddox Brown Rossetti, John Ruskin, Mari Spartali (Stillman), Algernon Swinburne, Ellen Terry, Lady Waterford, George Frederic Watts, and James Whistler. We should also mention that Dark Gardens Corsetry will also be performing in Gallery 10.

We hope everyone can join us for this exciting event. If you want to come in costume, we are playing the period from 1870 to 1900. Bustle gowns or Aesthetic Dress are good.


Hilton said...

It is a pity that I'm not able to view this exhibition. Alas, I must content myself with luxuriating inside Whistler's Peacock Room at the moment.

Have you perused the exhibition catalogue? (I'm giving consideration to ordering a copy.)

Anonymous said...

The exhibition catalogue is wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Hello there, I've just mentioned the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood in my own blog, I hope you don't mind that. I just wanted to make a small post about my great admiration for those artists :)

Grace said...

Hilton, I envy you the peacock room! And no, I haven't seen the catalogue yet, but I've also wanted to!

Nymphadora, I'm sure Stephanie is happy you posted a link to Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood :)