The story behind the commissioning of Edward Burne-Jones to paint his monumental series telling the story of Perseus and Andromeda.
An ingenious telling of the story of Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the jaws of a sea monster results in many superb paintings.
He still couldn’t repeat his earlier success in the years running up to the Franco-Prussian War. But some paintings have been under-appreciated.
Concluding the analysis of narrative paintings showing Andromeda’s rescue from sacrifice to Cetus, the sea monster.
First of two parts looking at the many great paintings of Andromeda’s rescue from sacrifice to Cetus.
Narrative painting was popular and becoming increasingly sophisticated two millennia ago.
The complete narrative shown in ten paintings. Or did he miss the whole purpose of the story after all?
Byrne-Jones tried to tell the complex story of Perseus and Andromeda in a series of 10 paintings. Here is the story and background.