365 Days of Art: August 28 – Edward Burne-Jones is Born

Edward Burne-Jones, The Beguiling of Merlin, 1872-1877

August 28, 1833

Edward Burne-Jones, a painter and designer with the Pre-Raphaelite Movement and the Arts and Crafts Movement, is born. He works in many media, including glass and tile, rendering exquisite detail. In his words:

I mean by a picture a beautiful, romantic dream of something that never was, never will be – in a light better than any light that ever shone – in a land no one can define or remember, only desire – and the forms divinely beautiful…