Edward Burne-Jones (British painter and designer) 1833 - 1898
Study for the Variant Knight, s.d.
pastel on paper mounted on board
34 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. (87.6 x 37.5 cm.)
Burne-Jones, a member of the pre-Raphaelite Movement, was one of the great forerunners of Symbolism. The subject of this composition can be seen as an exaltation of ideal beauty, set in the atmosphere of the universe represented in a perspective also common to late-Victorian art. The painter uses the minimum narrative discourse, distributing the poetic and dreaming figures, wearing pseudo-classical garments, in a linear frieze-like manner, of Greek inspiration.
Burne-Jones seeks a general affinity with the renaissance ambient rather than a formal similarity of style. A clear echo of the quattrocento, of Botticelli in particular, the canvas favours the decorative harmony of the ensemble and deliberately creates a nostalgic evocation of the past.
martes, 28 de noviembre de 2017
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