Plain or Fancy? Restraint and Exuberance in the Decorative Arts

Modernism was not the first movement to cast a shadow on ornament and adornment, though it was the most effective one.

Art Exhibition previously on at Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, United States.
From Tuesday 26 February 2013 to Sunday 18 August 2013

Plain or Fancy?
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Published by anonymous on Monday 29 July 2013.
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This exhibition contrasts austere works of art with ornate ones, encouraging viewers to examine their own responses and to consider them in the light of different stylistic imperatives of the past. Drawn from the Museum’s collection of European sculpture and decorative arts, the exhibition follows the theme from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century.