I am co-curating an exhibition on Victorian Medievalism at Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum (RAMM), from September 2014-March 2015. The AHRC generously awarded us a substantial sum of money toward researching and borrowing pieces for this exhibition. As these things go, pieces from other galleries have to be ordered quite far in advance, so I’m thinking about what fabulously gothic, medieval paintings, objects, architectural drawings, illustrated books (think William Morris’s wonderful Kelmscott Press productions) to request. NOTE: Please note any suggestions for materials for the exhibition wanted! Anything from anywhere! Please note suggestions below – it would be very appreciated!
William Morris, News from Nowhere, Kelmscott Press
Anyway, my searches for material got me thinking: what happened to the symbiotic relationship between gothic writing and the visual arts? Do we in the twenty-first century have anything like the Victorians did, by way of a huge aesthetic, political, cultural movement like the Neo-Gothic Revival?
Via Ricardo Lourenço