Edward Burne-Jones’ retrospective at Tate Britain

Tate Britain is hosting “Edward Burne-Jones,” the first major retrospective of the Pre-Raphaelite artist to be held in London in over 40 years. The exhibition is on view through February 24, 2019.Edward Burne-Jones (1833–98) was one of the last Pre-Raphaelites. In his works, he rejected the industrial world of the Victorians, and instead, looked for inspiration from medieval art, religion, myths, and legends. He brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows, and tapestries.“He made spectacular works depicting Arthurian knights, classical heroes, and Biblical angels — working across painting, stained glass, embroidery, jewelry and more. With his friend William Morris he was a pioneer of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which aimed to bring beautiful design to everyone,” says Tate.This exhibition illustrates Burne-Jones’ rise from an outsider with little formal art training to one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century. The show features over 150 objects of art, bringing together major works from across his four-decade long career for the first time in generations.Highlights of this show include his spectacular large-scale paintings like “Love among the Ruins” (1870-73) and “The Wheel of Fortune” (1883). Striking examples of stained glass such as “The Good Shepherd” (1857-61) are presented alongside “The Adoration of the Magi” (1861) and “Desiderium” (1873).“Tate Britain will also explore the key role of the decorative arts in Burne-Jones’ career, including his long working relationship with William Morris. Both men were committed to social reform and intended their collaborative work to reach a broad audience through beauty of design and execution. The dazzling ‘Graham Piano,’ 1879-80, will be displayed alongside embroideries, illustrated books and spectacular large-scale tapestries like ‘The Arming and Departure of the Knights of the Round Table on the Quest for the Holy Grail,’ 1890-1894, and ‘Adoration of the Magi,’ 1894,” the museum says.The exhibition is curated by Alison Smith, Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, and Tim Batchelor, Assistant Curator, Tate Britain.The exhibition is on view through February 24, 2019, through at Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 4RG, UK.For details, visit: http://bit.ly/2TreY2k on the slideshow for a sneak peek at the exhibition. http://bit.ly/2BwSDJ7 Louise Blouin

source https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3536993/edward-burne-jones-retrospective-at-tate-britain

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