Extending from Burne-Jones’s early career as a church decorator to the vast, mythic tapestries he designed with William Morris, this exhibition considers the full range of the Pre-Raphaelite artist’s oeuvre. On display are some of the large-scale paintings that brought Burne-Jones international fame, such as Love Among the Ruins (1870–73), while two of the artist’s major narrative cycles, Perseus and The Legend of the Briar Rose, are to be shown together for the first time.
With more than 150 works, the exhibition will show how Burne-Jones rejected Victorian aesthetic ideals to invent his own charmed world, replete with the characters and tropes of medieval romance, pre-empting the development of Symbolism on the continent. Find out more about the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition from the Tate’s website.
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