Friday, March 13, 2009

Edward Burne-Jones - Last Sleep of Arthur in Avalon

These are screen shots from the BBC programme by Jeremy Paxman on Victorian Paintings as I think they show the sheer scale of this 24foot long painting:
'Secure me a famous wall'
Echoing the Arthurian legend, Edward Burne-Jones's eerily monumental painting of the magical king asleep in Avalon is finally returning to England. Fiona MacCarthy on the work that consumed the last years of the artist's life
When it came to the Tate: