13
November 2019

Edward-Burne Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy

Welcome to The Arts Society Speyside
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:00
The Williamson Hall
Duff Avenue ELGIN IV30 1QS

Edward-Burne Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy

Edward Burne-Jones rose from humble beginnings in Birmingham to the title of baronet and a memorial service in Westminster Abbey.  Together with William Morris, he founded the firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkener & Co., providing furnishings and decorative arts, where Burne-Jones found his true metier in creating sumptuously beautiful stained glass.

Although not one of the seven original Pre-Raphaelites, Burne-Jones was often referred to as a 'Second-Generation Pre-Raphaelite'; but this lecture argues that he was actually the most complete Pre-Raphaelite and was responsible for the movement bearing fruit and maturing into the Aesthetic Movement and Symbolism, which dominated European Art at the end of the 19th. century.  Perhaps he should be recognised as the First of the Moderns.

 

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mr Alan Read

Holds Master’s and First Class Honours degrees in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London. Is a gallery guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery and has lectured at many galleries including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Plymouth City Art Gallery and the NPG. He is also a London Blue Badge Guide and City of London Guide.

Mr Alan Read Holds Master’s and First Class Honours degrees in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London. Is a gallery guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery and has lectured at many galleries including the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Plymouth City Art Gallery and the NPG. He is also a London Blue Badge Guide and City of London Guide.