Victoria and Albert

Geographic Society Greenwich London 2002 Victoria and Albert Winter 1990 Apartments

Victoria and Albert Museum

London, England



Welcome to the world's greatest museum of decorative arts. Here you can find works of art, craft and design from around the world from 300OBC to the present day. Highlights for any visit should include: the largest collection of Italian Renaissance sculpture outside Italy; paintings and drawings by John Constable; the sparkling Glass Gallery; the Dress Gallery, covering over four hundred years of fashion; and the superb Canon Photography Gallery.


the Dale Chihuly art


a Victorian fad was to copy great works of art
(Michelangelo's DAVID)




della Robbia's Last Supper
("All who want to be in the picture come to this side of the table!") 

Luca della Robbia (1400?-1482), who was born in Florence, originated glazed terra-cotta bas-reliefs, initially with white figures on a blue ground and later in multicolor glazes, especially green and yellow on wreaths of fruits and flowers around the figures. The delicate reliefs, mostly of Madonnas and other religious subjects, were meant to serve as architectural decorative elements. Luca founded a family terra-cotta workshop, which remained active into the 16th century.

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Geographic Society Greenwich London 2002 Victoria and Albert Winter 1990 Apartments

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