It took more than eighty years (it was 1933, the first hundredth Birthday celebration of the artist) before the Tate decided, once again, to dedicate a retrospective to Edward Burne-Jones - all the more reason to take advantage of this exhibition to explore the work of one of the most notable figures of XIX Century British art. Over 150 works, gathered together in an exhibition aimed at illustrating the entire arc of the artist’s formation, allowing visitors a look at the world inhabited by knights, biblical characters and immortal heroes of Burne-Jones. Raised in the Victorian era, dominated by industrial conquests, Edward Burne-Jones preferred to create scenes belonging to a mythological past, bringing them to life on the canvas, but also with embroidery, ceramics, jewellery and glass. On display are masterpieces such as the masterful narrative series Sleeping Beauty, The Golden Stairs, King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, and the beautiful water-colour of Sidonia Von Borcke.
The eccentric British artist and musician strikes again, challenging the public with a sense of play and irony.