The 150 items on display reflect Burne-Jones’s extraordinary versatility across different media – from painting and stained glass to tapestries and illustrated books. Highlights include the romantic painting Love Among Ruins and a vast narrative cycle, Sleeping Beauty, which fills two rooms. The exhibition also explores Burne-Jones’s working relationship with William Morris, pioneer of the Arts and Crafts movement. The pair met as students at Oxford and went on to promote social reform through their celebration of decorative arts.
Burne-Jones's idiosyncratic works are fantastical, ethereal and decidedly Victorian. As such, they hold enduring appeal in a modern fast-moving world. Tate Britain’s retrospective looks set to be one of the most popular exhibitions of the Autumn.
|What||Edward Burne-Jones exhibition, Tate Britain|
|Where||Tate Britain, Millbank, London, SW1P 4RG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Pimlico (underground)|
24 Oct 18 – 24 Feb 19, Times vary
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