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Visit to the Burne-Jones Exhibition at Tate Britain
Monday 26 November 2018

EDWARD BURNE-JONES AT TATE BRITAIN

 

On 26 November 38 members of our Society went on a visit to the exhibition of paintings by Edward Burne-Jones at Tate Britain in London. As so many of our events are, it was organised wonderfully by Nicky Lipscombe and we are truly grateful to her.

 

Burne-Jones was a member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement during its late phase and for me the Pre-Raphaelites and then the Bloomsbury Set attract and intrigue even if their way of life was not always as one might expect. I am no expert and although names are familiar to me my level of knowledge is low. So often I can walk round an exhibition and enjoy it but have little comprehension of the background to the creation of a picture and the thoughts in the artist’s mind. For this exhibition, however, before we entered it we had the privilege of a lecture given to us privately in the Clore Auditorium by Sarah Stopford. Sarah obtained degrees at both Harvard and Cambridge and is now a guide and lecturer at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Her talk for me transformed the way I could look at Burne-Jones’s work.

 

We were given tea and coffee on arrival and an excellent buffet lunch after Sarah’s lecture but our transport to and from London was left flexible for us to decide what we wanted to do. Gerry and I travelled down the previous day, visited the Science Museum, a lovely London pub and an even better Italian restaurant. In the morning before meeting with our group we arrived at Tate Britain early and experienced some of the entries for the Turner Prize. We appreciated the flexibility that Nicky’s planning gave us. Thank you again, Nicky!

 

David Cotterell