Edward Burne-Jones’ Mythical Paintings
The Pygmalion of the Pre-Raphaelite Painters
©2014 Monographs XXXVIII, 271 Pages
This book focuses on Sir Edward Burne-Jones’ mythical paintings from 1868 to 1886. His artistic training and traveling experiences, his love for the Greek-sculptress, Maria Zambaco, and his aesthetic sensibility provided the background for these mythical paintings. This book analyzes two main concepts: Burne-Jones’ assimilation of Neoplatonic ideal beauty as depicted in his solo and narrative paintings, and Burne-Jones’ fusion of the classical and emblematic traditions in his imagery.
- XXXVIII, 271
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- Publication date
- 2013 (December)
- artistic training traveling experiences aesthetic sensibility
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2014. 271 pp., num. ill.