Friday, 7 December 2012

William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow

Last week I visited the 'new-look' William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, which was an abundance of prints, paintings and furniture. I found it much more satisfying that the Tate's Pre-Raphaelite exhibition (reviewed below), and best of all it was free! It also has an excellent tea-room, and a lovely garden that you can explore (although in its present winter guise it is not too inspiring!).

The exhibition brought home three things: the sheer philanthropy of Morris, his incredible talent, and the far from modest beginnings in which he was brought up... Cynics might describe him as the ultimate 'middle-class guilt' artist, but I think he was far more than that.

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