Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones at Tate Britain – until 24 February 2019

Laus Veneris [Latin: The praise of Venus or love], 1873-1878.  Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle upon Tyne.

Edward Burne-Jones (August 1833 – June 1898) was a leading Pre-Raphaelite and one of the most influential British artists of the late 19th century.   The Pre-Raphaelite movement, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, rejected what they saw as the contrived and elegant compositions of Raphael and sought a return to the the rich and abundant detail, intense colours and complex compositions of 15th century Italian art.

The works of Burne-Jones, painted at the time of the Victorian industrial revolution and the huge impact on working life and the urban environment, harked back to medieval art and religion, Arthurian myths and legends, classical heroes and Biblical angels.

This exhibition – the first solo show of Burne-Jones at the Tate since 1933 – brings together over 150 objects from across his career including his huge Sleeping Beauty paintings, tapestries and drawings.

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