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The Artists

Edward Burne-Jones1833 — 1898

A return to stained-glass grace

The Beguiling of Merlin, 1877

A return to stained-glass grace

"I mean by a picture a beautiful, romantic dream of something that never was, never will be - in a light better than any light that ever shone - in a land no one can define or remember, only desire - and the forms divinely beautiful - and then I wake up, with the waking of Brynhild." — Edward Burne-Jones, written to a friend.

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Theseus and the Minotaur

Theseus and the Minotaur

1861
The Merciful Knight

The Merciful Knight

1863
Phyllis and Demophoon

Phyllis and Demophoon

1870
The Beguiling of Merlin

The Beguiling of Merlin

1872-1877
The Love Song

The Love Song

1868-1877
Pygmalion and the Image — The Godhead Fires

Pygmalion and the Image — The Godhead Fires

1878
Pygmalion and the Image — The Heart Desires

Pygmalion and the Image — The Heart Desires

1878
The Annunciation

The Annunciation

1879
The Golden Stairs

The Golden Stairs

1876-1880
Portrait of Lady Frances Balfour

Portrait of Lady Frances Balfour

1881
The Wheel of Fortune

The Wheel of Fortune

1883
Portrait of Georgiana Burne Jones

Portrait of Georgiana Burne Jones

1883
King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid

King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid

1880-1884
1801
Father of Horror, Father of Fantasy
Gustave Doré
A rebellious painter shocks the French Salon and courts his brothers wife
Édouard Manet
Edward Burne-Jones
"Only when he no longer knows what he is doing does the painter do good things."
Edgar Degas
The beautiful weirdness of nature
Ernst Haeckel
1900

The artists of Pre Raphaelites