The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Masterpieces of the Victoria and Albert Museum

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The the Victoria and Albert Museum covers 12.5 acres (5.1 ha). Its collection spans 5,000 years of art, from ancient times to the present day, from the cultures of Europe, North America, Asia and North Africa.  The departments of Asian art include art from South Asia, China, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world and the Islamic collection is amongst the largest in the Western world.

The Victoria and Albert Museum contains many Masterpieces. Below are just some of my favourites:

  • The Three Graces
  • Turkish Chimney Tilework
  • The Great Bed of Ware
  • Luck of Edenhall
  • Portrait of a Lady Known as Smeralda Brandini
  • Samson Slaying a Philistine
  • Neptune and Triton

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“I would venture to warn against too great intimacy with artists as it is very seductive and a little dangerous.” Queen Victoria

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