A couple of watercolours give some insight into those around him, and pose a perplexing puzzle. He ended the 1850s with another masterpiece based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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He painted a series of narratives drawn from the Bible and other sources, and 32 watercolours of ‘Passions’ over this period.
Are these beautiful paintings of women and children just eye-candy for middle-class Victorian women?
An extended tour of the Middle East proves exhausting, but results in two outstanding paintings. Then Dadd’s world falls apart.
One famous painting of Hypatia, based on Queen Victoria’s favourite novel, and a handful of others – a fascinating glimpse of a promising artist.
To celebrate his bicentenary, here are some early works, including some of his ‘faerie paintings’ of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
The Pre-Raphaelites lived intense and passionate lives. For Edward Burne-Jones, 1869 and 1870 were almost disastrous, when both art and life became too controversial.
After a brief marriage to actress Ellen Terry, his paintings became symbolist. He claimed to paint ideas rather than objects.