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5903981The Perseus Series By Sir Edward Burne-Jones
DateTuesday 4th August 2020 to Friday 31st December 2021
DescriptionThe Baring Room exhibits a complete series of works by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones on the Story of Perseus. The Perseus series are ten cartoons in gouache for a series of large oil paintings commissioned in 1875 for the London home of the British statesman and arts patron Arthur Balfour (1848-1930). Pre-Raphaelite Burne-Jones worked on the series for ten years, but never completed all the paintings due to ill health. The Perseus series is based on a number of Greek myths. Essentially it is a heroic tale of knight-errantry and the triumph of good over evil. Perseus, son of the God Zeus is sent to rescue the beautiful Andromeda and kill the Gorgon Medusa. The legend has been popular in art since antiquity. Rubens, Titian and Delacroix all painted aspects of it. Burne-Jones depicts the main episodes to form a coherent and engaging narrative.
Time(s)From Aug 4, Mon-Fri 10am-3pm, Sat 10am-5pm, closed Dec 24-Jan 1, ends Dec 31 2021
LocationSouthampton City Art Gallery
Telephone No.02380 832277
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Southampton City Art Gallery
AddressNorth Guild Civic Centre
SO14 7LP
Telephone No.023 8063 2601
Disabled facilitiesThere is a lift up to the gallery and accessible toilets on the ground floor of the building
ParkingVarious car parking around the city
Opening timesAll year Tue-Sat 10.00-17.00, Sun 13.00-16.00
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