★★★★★ 'All he touches he makes beautiful' - Evening Standard
Enter the whimsical world of Pre-Raphaelite visionary Edward #BurneJones in Tate Britain’s first solo show of the artist’s works since 1933. Highlights include some of his best loved works – dreamlike paintings telling the fairytale of Sleeping Beauty, wall-filling tapestries and his remarkable pencil drawings. 👑🥀🎨 Book now via today's link in bio.
Day 10 of our Christmas giveaway is the beautiful Burne-Jones catalogue!
Accompanying the major exhibition on show right now at @Tate Britain, the book shows how Edward Burne-Jones pioneered a strikingly original approach to narrative and how he maintained his vision through meticulous attention to craftsmanship, creating works of ethereal beauty, distinguished by exquisite drawing and glorious colour.
Essays by leading specialists celebrate Burne-Jones as an artist and intellectual and explore his legacy in the twentieth century, foregrounding the artist’s belief in the redemptive power of art and the radical possibilities of beauty.
📷: Second image - The Briar Rose side panels, 1891, oil on canvas. The Faringdon Collection Trust.
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3. The Legend of Briar Rose series by Burne-Jones was inspired by Sleeping Beauty from the Brothers Grimm 1812 collection. Leave a comment telling us what your favourite fairy tale is!
Each giveaway closes at 10pm on the same day as it was posted. Please note that this giveaway is for UK/Ireland residents only and winners will be selected at random. If you’re a winner, we will let you know the next day via an Instagram message. Please note that the delivery of books may be delayed due to Christmas post!
In 1869, artist Thomas Matthews Rooke became a studio assistant to the famous Pre-Raphaelite, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones.⠀
In 1881, Burne-Jones was commissioned to design mosaics for the interior of the American Church in Rome, the first Protestant church to be built in the city.⠀
This watercolour is a study for part of the ceiling of the apse, completed by Rooke after Burne-Jones’s death in 1898.⠀
Attributed to Thomas Matthews Rooke (1842-1942), after Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898), 'Design for Christ Enthroned in the Heavenly Jerusalem, in the American Church in Rome'. 25 ½ x 34 1/8 in. (64.8 x 86.7 cm.) Estimate: £15,000-25,000.⠀
British Art: Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art – 11 December at Christie's London.⠀