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Gardner's Art Through the Ages

This book is the classic reference for the study of art. It features a history of artists and their works, as well as lucid and engaging descriptions of the styles and periods of art history. Highly recommended for both students and scholars.



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Portrait of the Artist Edward Burne-Jones
name | Edward Burne-Jones

lived | 1833-1898

style | Pre-Raphaelite

paintings | selected works

The Baleful Head
The Bath of Venus
The Beguiling of Merlin
Le Chant d'Amour
Cupid Delivering Psyche
Danae or the Brazen Tower
Garden of the Hesperides
The Golden Stairs
The Heart of the Rose
The Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon
Love Among the Ruins
Merlin and Nimue
Phyllis and Demophoon

English artist Edward Burne-Jones created evocative, sometimes melancholy, but always memorable paintings of beautiful figures. He was heavily influenced by mythology, and drew inspiration from a number of diverse myths, legends, and tales.

Several of his most outstanding works have as their subject some character from mythology: from his haunting images of Psyche, to his series on Pygmalion and Galatea, to his slightly sinister depictions of the enchantress Nimue, Burne-Jones adeptly captured the spirit of these timeless mythological characters in paint. Indeed, some of these subjects so intrigued the artist that he revisited them, almost compulsively, and we can trace the evolution of this obsession with a particular topic over his lifetime.

To learn more about Edward Burne-Jones and his paintings, select a title and click on one (or more) of the links above. And if you want to know even more about Burne-Jones, his life, and his work, there are recommended books on the pages of this section.


Subtitled "The Life and Works of Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898)", this book by Christopher Wood explores one of the most fascinating artists of the Nineteenth century. In chapters devoted to the relationship between Burne-Jones and Rossetti, the Aesthetic Movement, and Fame, we learn about this compelling and talented painter.

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. - Edward Burne-Jones