miércoles, 5 de septiembre de 2018


Christa Zaat

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Edward Burne-Jones (British painter and designer) 1833 - 1898
The Days of Creation - Days 1 & 2, ca. 1893-98
stained glass, made by 'The Firm' (Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co.) 
Chapel of Manchester College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Angels hold globes representing the Creation of the Light and Darkness, and the Separation of the Waters.

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In 1872, Burne-Jones began work on the paintings, a gouache watercolor with shell gold and platinum paint on linen panels more than twice the size of the pencil drawings. He worked on the paintings off and on through 1876. Once completed, the panels were framed in a huge Renaissance revival contraption designed by Burne-Jones specifically to hold all six Days.

In May of 1877, Edward Burne-Jones exhibited The Days of Creation painting in his comeback show at Grosvenor Gallery in London.

Days was so popular that stained glass versions of it were commissioned by a variety of churches for years even after Burne-Jones’ death. Morris & Co made a neat version in Della Robbia ware ceramic between 1893 and 1906 for Dyfrig Chapel at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales.

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