victoria & albert museum with Art Feeds + video

{visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs

 

an afternoon well spent reflecting & pondering

syling & creative directing SUPAL DESAI photography SARA LEJON videography NATALIA WISNIEWSKA
location VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM in collaboration with ART FEEDS

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There is nothing like an afternoon covered in clouds, a continuous drizzle and a gloomy atmosphere, though in London we have many of those. But instead of sitting in my room, stuck behind a book or on my laptop, it’s always so nice to walk around one of London’s incredible museums and the V&A never seems to disappoint. You may know from my Instagram that it is one institution that I visit quite often. And so when Art Feeds contacted me to share a bit on how art impacts my life, I thought it would was only appropriate to walk some 15 minutes from my flat and introduce them to a few important pieces housed in the grandeur walls of the V&A.

 

{visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs {visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs

 

zephyr & flora // antonio corradini c. 1719-23

When you walk straight through the atrium, you’re welcomed into a well-lit hall with the prettiest of mosaic-tiled floors. And one of the first statues you see is that of Zephyr and Flora. It used to belong to a series of garden sculptures that Corradini supplied to Augusts the Stron, Elector of Saxony, for his gardens. Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and the wife of Zephyr, the west wind of springtime. The flowers they hold represent the annual rebirth of nature and it’s only perfect to share this as we enter this new season just now. It’s a new beginning.

 

{visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs
{visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs

 

native lady of umritsur // c. 1880

Then you walk through a passageway where you are greeted by the majestic elements of Indian architecture and interiors. And one painting that stands erect is the one you see above. The painting from the Colonial Period in India. A type of European Academic painting, serves to record costume and jewelry in the region. The painting serves as a symbol where Eastern tradition juxtaposes with Western ideals very much depicting growing up in America as an Indian.

 

{visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs
{visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs

 

the toilette // charles robert leslie c. 1849

Formerly called The Necklace. The woman in the painting is of mixed cultures, Irish and Spanish and quite famous for her ‘raven black hair and arched eyebrows’. Leslie was brought up in the United States, but worked in London. I don’t think I need to explain this one to tell you how this painting demonstrates my life… in every way.

 

{visiting the V&A with ArtFeeds} via chevrons & éclairs

watch // a walk through the victoria & albert museum

Love Naively. Give Generously. Be Foolishly Compassionate.

icon_palette Art Feeds exists to feed creative development and facilitate emotional expression in children. An organization that I am truly passionate for, as it enables children to express themselves and share their beliefs and opinions creatively. Art is so powerful, one of the only concepts in our society that blends the human creative skill with imagination producing work that are powerful beyond measure. This season, if you want to give a holiday gift with a social impact, visit Art Feeds’ online store! All proceeds goes towards ensuring children find meaning through art.

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photography by Sara Lejon and videography by Natalia Photography exclusively for chevrons & éclairs in collaboration with Art Feeds

  • Lovely pictures, V&A is such a beautiful museum.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle | UK

  • Great pictures! I love going to museums, but I haven’t been to one since my medieval history project in college, about 6 years ago. Guess it’s time for me to plan a trip now that the weather is getting better.

    • Yes and plan that trip to LONDON! I would love to show you around… and when you visit your local museum, do let me know how it is 🙂 x

      PS – I love Medieval history, specialized in Middle East and found the Umayyad and Abbasid Dynasties super interesting.

  • Katie

    You make sweatshirts look so chic! And I loved the video and photos here, you have such an eye for lovely things… xo

  • Ah you look so beautiful and I love the museum–it looks so aesthetically pleasing! The video was also super cute! 😉

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad

  • This post has all of my favorite things: art, museums, Art Feeds and YOU! The photos + video are lovely and so well done and I agree with Katie (below); a hoodie has never looked so beautiful! xx

  • Such a lovely post and you are looking so sweet and beautiful as always! <3

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

  • It’s spr cool that you can make this videos! Someone helps you, or you do it yourself with a specific program? I’ve tried to create some… but just with the i-movie it’s pretty difficult!

    Here my latest post, about how Armani invites consumers to participate on the brand’s 40th anniversary special website through the hashtag #Atribute.

    http://mgluxurynews.com/posts/

    I hope you enjoy it! Bests 🙂