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Cut from the past

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“The 18th century is the high point of art and culture”

– Dame Vivienne Westwood.

It's easy to see how influenced Vivienne Westwood is by the fashions and aesthetics of the 18th century. Her frequent referencing of Rococo paintings by French artists such as Watteau and Boucher, as well as her 'revolutionary' narrative and spirit are in part what give her pieces such a strong character.

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The restored Georgian villa, Danson House seems a completely fitting setting for an exhibition which implicitly explores the aesthetic and social legacy of the 18th century.

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The show brings together for the first time a number of Westwood's most iconic designs.

1 April – 31 October 2015

www.bexleyheritagetrust.org.uk gegr


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