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Fri Nov 15, 2013, 10:05 PM

The Doom Fulfilled.



1888, Edward Coley Bourne-Jones (1833-1898), British.

From the Perseus Series.

At the Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton, England.

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NNadir Nov 2013 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2013 #1
NNadir Nov 2013 #4
OriginalGeek Nov 2013 #2
petronius Nov 2013 #3
In_The_Wind Nov 2013 #5

Response to NNadir (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 10:09 PM

1. My dear NNadir!

I'm so pleased I spotted this painting!

I love the style...

It's a painting about a myth, isn't it? He's rescuing her from the fearsome dragon.

I forget which myth it is, though...

It's a lovely painting!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 10:24 AM

4. It is the myth of Perseus and his rescue of Andromeda.

Andromeda was a subject of many artists paintings, and I became aware of Burne-Jones while studying paintings of Andromeda in another area of research and writing that was unrelated to a consideration of his work.

I think he was, in many ways, a remarkable artist.

Burne-Jones was a member of a group of painters known as the "Preraphaelites," who sought to return art to the naturalism of Michelangelo.

An interesting fact about him is that he married one of the (then) famous McDonald sisters, Georgiana, and thus became by marriage, an uncle to future the poet of imperialism, Rudyard Kipling, as well as the future Prime Minister of Britain, Stanley Baldwin, who served during the interwar years between the First and Second World War.

The marriage was not a happy one, and Burne-Jones had a long term affair with one of the models in his paintings, during which she famously attempted suicide, which happily was not successful.

Burne-Jones was a favorite of the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, who despite his deserved reputation was something of a wastrel, when he served as King, helped to stabilize Europe by utilizing his social connections and standing to delay the terrible First World War. Many of Burne-Jones paintings portray a kind of naturalistic eroticism, and so it is interesting to consider him and his political circles, including the future King, in light of what we regard as the "Victorian" culture of which they were members.

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Response to NNadir (Original post)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 11:01 PM

2. That lady

needs some knicker stickers

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 15, 2013, 11:09 PM

3. Or at least a CString

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Response to petronius (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 16, 2013, 10:50 AM

5. That won't help unless she uses two.

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