#FridayPainting: Edward Burne-Jones “Portrait of Margaret Burne-Jones” Daughter of the Artist

The more materialistic science becomes, the more angels shall I paint. Their wings are my protest in favor of the immortality of the soul.” Edward Burne-Jones

Margaret, daughter of Edward Coley Burne-Jones

What is a portrait?

Whether a painting, photograph, sculpture, poster or mural, the artist’s intention is to create an image, in which the face is predominant, that presents the likeness, personality, mood, and appearance of a person. The definition takes on a deeper, more personal perspective, as a viewer studies the portrait, looking into the eyes of a person that looks out from the confines of a two-dimensional image.

Edward Burne-Jones captured the face of his daughter, Margaret. There is a poignancy in the portrait, that of a young woman with the promise of a lifetime in her steady gaze. She lived from 1866 -1953

A portrait holds the stories of two people, that of the artist and the sitter, whose face will evolve to reflect the combined narratives.

Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

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