Edward Burne-Jones' The Star of Bethlehem

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Boca Raton, United States

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Christmas: From our Christian Masterpiece Collection #CS1890w, The Star of Bethlehem by Edward Burne-Jones, 1890. In this beautifully painted Nativity scene of the adoration of the Magi, an angel is holding the Star of Bethlehem between his hands. According to the Gospel of Matthew, the Star reveals the birth of Jesus to the Magi and eventually leads them to Bethlehem. The Magi were Kings of the East, also referred to as “wise men” and “three Kings,” who were inspired by the Star to travel to Jerusalem for the fulfillment of the prophesized birth of the “Savior.” They first meet with King Herod of Judea who directs them to the little village of Bethlehem hoping they will report back to him the child’s exact whereabouts. When they find the infant Jesus, they pay him homage, worship him, and give him gifts. The wise men, warned by an angel that Herod secretly wished to kill Jesus, return to their own countries without advising Herod of his location…Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones (1833-1898) was a British artist and designer. Burne-Jones was closely involved in the rejuvenation of the tradition of stained glass art in England. In addition to painting and stained glass, he worked in a variety of crafts including designing ceramic tiles, jewelry, tapestries, mosaics and book illustration. Most famously he designed woodcuts for the Kelmscott Press’s Chaucer in 1896. Burne-Jones’ early work was heavily influenced by his mentor Rossetti, but he later developed his own style influenced by his travels in Italy. His goal in art is best described by his own words, “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.” The earth, the sky, the rocks, the trees, the men and women of Burne-Jones are not those of this world. They are themselves a world, consistent with itself, and having therefore its own reality. His men and women are dreamers and it was this which, more than anything else, estranged him from the age into which he was born.

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