Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (August 2018) The Art of Edward Burne-Jones

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery
Saturday 25th August, 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting

The Sensual World:
The Art of Edward Burne-Jones
(The Last Pre-Raphaelite)

Ahead of the up-coming exhibition of Edward Burne-Jones’s work at the Tate Gallery, and the third part of our Pre-Raphaelites series, today we’ll explore the extraordinary paintings of the very  last Pre-Raphaelite: from medieval romances to the mysterious pictures of dreamy beauty, as well as his Arts & Crafts stained glass windows.

Very much over-shadowed by the development of Impressionism, Burne-Jones was nevertheless a radical artist with a lot to say about art and society in the closing decades of Victorian Britain.

The Golden Stairs 1880 by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Bt 1833-1898

Image: Edward Burne-Jones: The Golden Stairs (1880, c/o

Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.
Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)
For further information please contact Mark Banting by email or via twitter @TheCommonViewer
These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.

About TheCommonViewer

Independent Researcher: gently exploring "The Art & Artists of Russia (1850s-present) currently, and please see the A History of Art in England series; looking forward to discussing "British Art Groups (1930s)" when we can have live group meetings again! Twitter: @TheCommonViewer

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