Famous Quotes by Edward Burne-Jones
The more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint. Their wings are my protest in favor of the immortality of the soul.
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...Burne-Jones, describing The Golden Stairs
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 - and then I wake up, with the waking of Brynhild.
Only this is true, that beauty is very beautiful, and softens, and inspires, and rouses, and lifts up, and never fails.
Quotes by Art Historians and Fellow Artists about Edward Burne-Jones
It is purely a decorative work, full of an exquisite handling of minute detail, but devoid of any single compelling purpose.Irish Poet RND Wilson, describing King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid
Jones, with all his power, paints still weakly as a woman - is essentially a woman - because he paints what he likes in defiance of what is.Ruskin in a letter to George Frederic Watts