In the midst of the rise of modern modes of artistic expression in the nineteenth century, a revolutionary group of artists rebelled and instead trekked back through history to explore the marvels of the medieval world. These artists called themselves the Pre-Raphaelites, and one of the masters of the movement, Edward Burne-Jones, is now celebrated in London with a new exhibition at Tate Britain.
“Edward Burne-Jones”, on view through 24 February, showcases the evolution of the artist over the course of his career, highlighting key junctures such as his late entrance into the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood and his collaborations with William Morris and the famed Arts & Crafts Movement. Across more than 150 exquisite objects, this exhibition reveals how Burne-Jones carved his own niche in a packed field of later nineteenth-century British painters to emerge as one of the most remarkable artists of his era. Examine the world of Edward Burne-Jones in the accompanying show catalogue and zoom in to the amazing imagery of the exhibition objects alongside well-crafted essays that investigate the artist’s career in captivating detail.