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Starting as an outsider in British art and spending much of his life in isolation, Edward Burne-Jones (1833–1898) became a key figure in the art world at the end of the 19th century and a pioneer of the symbolist movement. He challenged society by disengaging his art from the modern world, offering a parallel universe based on myth, legend, and the Bible. Working in a wide range of materials, he pioneered a radical approach to narrative in works created for both public and intimate settings.
This book is published to accompany a major retrospective at Tate Britain, London, showcasing 150 works in different media, including painting, stained glass, and tapestry, all of which display Burne-Jones’s belief in the redemptive power of art.
About the Author
Alison Smith is lead curator of 19th-century British art at Tate Britain, London.