Romanticism beguiles at the Tate Britain with a show focusing on one of the most eminent Pre Raphaelite painters Edward Burne-Jones.
Opening on October the 24th, it has been a long time since such a strong body of his work was presented in an exhibition and cover not only painting but some of his famous stained glass work as well as interior projects such as tapestries and a very grand piano.
He was the last of the Pre Raphaelites, having a late start and studying under Rossetti rather than at art school.
In his time one of the most daring and original artists who caused scandals with his nude depictions his work spanned between around 1860 – 1890 in the Victorian era.
Its a popular choice as the Pre Raphaelites continually inspire designers and artists and the clothing style which was based on ancient times reflects current fashion too.
If you have a young tween or teen interested in the arts this is a perfect show to visit, the paintings are shown in chronological order and become larger and grander as you progress through the rooms.
It is all very beautiful but remember this was avante-garde in its time, we are so far beyond that now and not necessarily in a good way that some will find it too tame but the craftsmanship is superb and its a real pleasure to spend some time away from the world we have now and immersed in a Victorian fantasy.
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