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“…it developed new and often abstract means to express psychological truth and the idea that behind the physical world lay a spiritual reality. Symbolists could take the ineffable, such as dreams and visions, and give it form.” -x

“Their suggestive imagery established what would become the most pervasive themes in Symbolist art: love, fear, anguish, death, sexual awakening, and unrequited desire. Woman became the favored symbol for the expression of these universal emotions, appearing alternately as wistful virgins and menacing femmes fatales.” x

“…the emphasis on emotions, feelings, ideas, and subjectivity rather than realism. Their works are personal and express their own ideologies…” x

Estudio para pinturas de una pared de la casa roja, The Wedding Feast of Sir Degrevaunt.

Edward Burne-Jones, 1860                                                                   Watercolour and bodycolour, 30.0 x 47.0 cm                                          Inscribed: ´E. Jones 1860´                                                                       Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (677)                                                           Given by Charles Fairfax Murray

Esta hoja de estudios fue realizado por Burne-Jones, en preparación para para su composición “The Wedding Feast of Sir Degrevaunt”, una de las pinturas de pared para la sala de estar en la casa roja. La pintura representa simbólicamente Morris y Jane como señor Degrevaunt y su novia.
En este estudio, es probable que Georgiana Burne-Jones posó para la vista posterior de la mujer sentada. La influencia de la pintura veneciana está fuertemente marcada en este dibujo.

Parry, L. (1996). Painting. En William Morris (p.103). New York: H.N. Abrams.