Definition of aesthetic movement
- The aesthetic movement, with Wilde as its leader, had swept over England. Dreamy youths in knee breeches languished, their soulful eyes on books of poetry. Crying for sensitivity, their motto was “art for art's sake.”
- —Elizabeth Parker, Historic Traveler, March 1997
- A catalog of photos of her work and essays on her life and her impact on the aesthetic movement is available for purchase at the museum gift shop.
- —Jenna Esarey, Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), 2 Nov. 2009