Art Lovers Book Club: April: Peacock & Vine: On William Morris and Mariano Fortuny by A.S. Byatt, Free
Apr 20, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Born a generation apart in the mid-1800s, Fortuny and Morris were seeming opposites: Fortuny a Spanish aristocrat thrilled by the sun-baked cultures of Crete and Knossos; Morris a member of the British bourgeoisie, enthralled by Nordic myths. Through their revolutionary inventions and textiles, both men inspired a new variety of art that is as striking today as when it was first conceived. In this elegant meditation, Byatt traces their genius right to the source.