William Morris and his Palace of Art with Tessa Wilde

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  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 £9.60

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Join the BIID for an evening lecture all about William Morris’s Palace of Art, Red House in Kent with expert curator and author Tess Wild

Red House in Kent was the only house William Morris ever commissioned and owned. The house stands as the physical embodiment of his exuberant spirit, youthful ambition, romantic medievalism, and great sense of possibility.

For five highly industrious and creatively charged years from 1860–5, it resounded with the ‘jovial campaign’ of decorating and furnishing and creating a garden to meet his emergent taste for rich colour, figurative compositions and complex pattern making.

Recent research has revealed lost wall paintings, tantalising fragments of polychromatic patterns and a wealth of evidence about the furnishings, contents, the overarching theme of the interior schemes and a much richer knowledge of the interrelationship of house and garden.

In this talk, Tessa Wild, independent curator, and writer, will explore the creation of Red House, significant discoveries, and its role as a point of inspiration and testing ground for the founding and first commissions of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (later Morris & Co.).

WHAT TO EXPECT

Tessa will take us through.

The history of house from 1859 to 1865.

Detailed descriptions of the interior decoration and furnishings

Description of the garden.

The critical role Red House played in the founding of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co. (later Morris & Co.) in 1861.


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  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 £9.60

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2022-11-15 19:00 2022-11-15 19:00 Europe/London William Morris and his Palace of Art with Tessa Wilde An evening lecture all about William Morris’s Palace of Art, Red House in Kent with expert curator and author Tess Wild https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2022/11/15/william-morris-and-his-palace-of-art-with-tessa-wilde-299011 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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