September 2018

Burne Jones, the last Pre-Raphaelite? Or not?

Welcome to The Arts Society Royal Tunbridge Wells
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 11:00
Trinity Theatre, Church Road Royal Tunbridge Wells TN1 1JP

Following the artist from divinity student to Baronet, his work, friends, marriage and objects of desire.

Known – perhaps erroneously - as the last of the Pre-Raphaelites, Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones was also an inspiration for the later Aesthetic and Symbolist movements.  He was not only an accomplished and original artist but also a stained-glass window creator and a tapestry and furniture designer.  A life-long friend and colleague of William Morris, their lives and wives intertwined with others such as Rossetti, Ruskin and Swinburne. Richly creative and multi-talented, he devoted his artistic career to a single aim – beauty.  We follow him from divinity student to Baronet, investigating his work, his friends, his marriage and his many objects of desire.