Ed­ward Burne-Jones ret­ro­spec­tive

Tate Bri­tain, Lon­don Show­ing un­til: 24 Fe­bru­ary 2019

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This win­ter, Tate Bri­tain presents the first ma­jor BurneJones ret­ro­spec­tive to be held in Lon­don for over 40 years. Renowned for oth­er­worldly de­pic­tions of beauty in­spired by myth, leg­end and the Bi­ble, Ed­ward Burne-Jones (1833–98) was a pi­o­neer of the sym­bol­ist move­ment and the only PreRaphaelite to achieve world-wide recog­ni­tion in his life­time. This am­bi­tious and wide-rang­ing ex­hi­bi­tion will bring to­gether over 150 works in dif­fer­ent me­dia in­clud­ing paint­ing, stained glass and ta­pes­try, re­assert­ing him as one of the most in­flu­en­tial British artists of the 19th cen­tury.

Ed­ward Burne-Jones will chart his rise from an out­sider of British art to one of the great artists of the Eu­ro­pean fin de siè­cle. Burne-Jones re­jected Vic­to­rian in­dus­trial ideals, of­fer­ing an en­chanted par­al­lel uni­verse in­hab­ited by beau­ti­ful and melan­choly be­ings. The ex­hi­bi­tion will bring to­gether all the ma­jor works from across his four-decade ca­reer, de­pict­ing Arthurian knights, Clas­si­cal he­roes and Bib­li­cal an­gels. Spec­tac­u­lar large-scale paint­ings like Love among

the Ru­ins 1870-73 and The Wheel of For­tune 1883 will show his in­ter­na­tional im­pact, in­clud­ing at the 1889 Ex­po­si­tion Uni­verselle when he emerged on the world stage as the lead­ing light of sym­bol­ist art. Two rooms will also be ded­i­cated to the artist’s most fa­mous nar­ra­tive cy­cles which will be shown to­gether for the first time.

Ed­ward Burnes-Jones, Love Among the Ru­ins, 1870. Pri­vate Col­lec­tion

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