- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: W&N; New edition edition (10 Jun. 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0753807270
- ISBN-13: 978-0753807279
- Product Dimensions: 26.5 x 1.5 x 29 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 473,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Burne Jones Paperback – 10 Jun 1999
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About the Author
Christopher Wood is England¿s leading writer and broadcaster on Victorian art. Educated at St John¿s College, Cambridge, he spent fourteen years working at the London auction house, Christie¿s, becoming director of nineteenth-century paintings. He started his own gallery, specialising in Pre-Raphaelite and Victorian art, in 1977, and now works privately in London.
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Among the most interesting illustrations are a number of small drawings and caricatures which show that Burne-Jones' devotion to his idealised vision was a choice, and not a result of creative limitations. Christopher Wood thoroughly explores the artist's professional career in the context of the state of English art in the late 19th century, the Pre-Raphaelites, the Aesthetic movement, and Burne-Jones' contemporaries. The text also traces his awareness of later artistic movements such as Symbolism and early Surrealism, and speculates about his influence on Picasso, among other continental figures. In the light of this, the consistency of style in Burne Jones' work over the years is all the more remarkable. He defined painting as "a beautiful romantic dream" and "a reflection of a reflection of something purely imaginary", and he remained true to his singular vision to the end of his life.
Readers interested in the early Pre-Raphaelites and their commitment to realism should try Pre-Raphaelite Vision: Truth to Nature. For a broad overview of the Pre-Raphaelites in the context of other similar movements, try The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites