Edward Burne-Jones: Pygmalion and the Image: The Soul Attains
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Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898) is considered the most important and accomplished painter of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. He didn't have any formal academic art training and consequently developed his own very distinctive approach, using medieval models as his template but invigorating them with a completely fresh and modern look. His subjects were drawn from a wide range of legends, myths, and spiritual stories; he greatly admired the early Italian Renaissance painters like Botticelli, da Vinci, and Michaelangelo, from whose work he took a great deal of inspiration.
Pygmalion and the Image is the second series of four oil paintings in the Pygmalion and Galatea series, completed between 1875 and 1878, where Pygmalion has created a statue of Galatea in a classical Venusian stance. In this fourth picture, The Soul Attains, Pygmalion returns home and finds that his statue has come to life, and he humbles himself at her feet.
the above text appears on the back of the card HC-280: card size 7" x 5" (178mm x 127mm)