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Thursday, June 21, 2012
MITSUBISHI ICHIGOKAN MUSEUM, TOKYO
By CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON
Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was the son of a frame-maker from Birmingham, England, and a student of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, the founder of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
Though known for his Pre-Raphaelite paintings, Burne-Jones' complete portfolio includes collaborations with textile designer William Morris, a lifelong friend with whom he, Rossetti and other artists formed a design company. His interior design contributions helped create the Arts and Crafts movement, and he developed a distinctive style of painting derived from his knowledge of both applied and pure art.
This comprehensive show spanning Burne-Jones' career, is the first of its kind to be shown in Japan; till Aug. 19.
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, Tokyo; (03) 5777-8600; 2-6-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Yurakucho Station, JR lines. Thu., Fri and Sat. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Tue., Wed. and Sun. till 6 p.m.) ¥1,500. Closed Mon. www.mimt.jp/bj.