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Updated on June 25, 2014

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones-Stained Glass-Tapestry

Edward Burne-Jones was a fabulous designer, creating designs for stained glass and wonderful tapestries. There is a wonderful sense of romanticism in his work as well as a certain sadness. That is my own opinion though as I look at his work. The stained glass being done for cathedrals and churches has a bit of gloom about them as does his tapestries, be it from the color and just the general theme. Interesting to ponder as I look at his work. View some of it and see what you think. This lens is about Edward Burne-Jones as well as leaded or stained glass and tapestry.

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~ an excerpt from Layla D

British painter, designer, and illustrator Sir Edward Burne-Jones is one of the most well known of the second generation Pre-Raphaelite artists. Born in Birmingham, Burne-Jones mother died six days after giving birth. Having no siblings the lonely child escaped to the world of drawing. Burne-Jones studied theology at Exeter College in Oxford where he met fellow poet and artist William Morris. The two read the writings of Ruskin and studied and the paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites and decided they should devote their lives to art. In 1856, he met Dante Gabriel Rossetti, who became a great influence on directing Burne-Jones artHe designed stained-glass windows, mosaics, and tapestries along with book illustrations under the name of Edward Coley Jones. His designs, along with his medieval crafts style, paved the way for the Arts Nouveau movement. Burne-Jones was knighted in 1894 and died in 1898.

About the Author: Layla D. is a art lover and contributor to http://georgia-dog-friendly.blogspot.com/

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Ahh YES the talent of Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones Extra ordinary!

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Edward Burne-Jones once said...

As Burne-Jones once said, he "found himself at five-and-twenty what he ought to have been at fifteen." He had had no regular training as a draughtsman, and lacked the confidence of science. But his extraordinary faculty of invention as a designer was already ripening; his mind, rich in knowledge of classical story and medieval romance, teemed with pictorial subjects; and he set himself to complete his equipment by resolute labor, witnessed by innumerable drawings.

Sleeping Beauty, Edward Burne-Jones

Sleeping Beauty, Edward Burne-Jones
Sleeping Beauty, Edward Burne-Jones

Have you always dreamed of doing stained glass but just didn't have the courage to learn?

Do you think you can learn stained glass from a how to book?

Nope! Because...

Nope! Because...

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    • sponias lm 4 years ago

      No, because it seems to be complicated and delicate. I don't think I would be successful with that kind of art.

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      • goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

        yes, i can but it takes a lot of patience and steady hands to make stained glass. my brother's hobby is stained glass making.

      5 Ways to Kill a Fantasy Fairy and Get Rid of Those Dreams Once and For All!

      by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

      Artist Edward Jones and let me say that with ALL artist the operative word is ARTIST, thus we dream and attempt to concur our demons. A fairy is not a demon though so this is a twisted tale that I HOPE Edward Jones would approve of.

      The poem:

      Fairies

      how to kill them

      and stomp out their stupid magic

      lets all join together now

      right?

      She slept in the desert

      I told her not to

      but there was simply no stopping her.

      I asked her to

      run...

      run

      run

      but there, there, dear baby

      there were no pathways.

      Five ways to kill a fantasy fairy

      isn't that one?

      Put them in the desert

      beneath the beating

      sun's

      hew.

      Ohh those horrible fairies!

      Lets all blot them out

      lets gather them altogether

      and stop their playful fun

      and cause magic block

      out.

      Flowers tended to with care

      who needs that?

      Let put together a sound committee

      and focus on them

      undone

      unsung.

      Ready?

      Lets be evil for a day

      shall we?

      Gather all those flower fairies

      spray them with some kind of poison

      and then

      wash that magic

      mysteriously

      away.

      I don't feel like sunshine!

      No

      not today

      I am bent on my own destruction(?).

      So I'll

      cast a shadow

      on every little whimsical angel

      within

      my own possibilities

      and with a sense of my own coldness

      find a way of

      escape.

      I want to

      SCREAM!

      Yell it loudly

      that I am

      sinking

      sinking...

      TWO!

      I am thinking past it all

      and want to say at this very second

      that I

      am sorry

      that I am within this fairy killing

      cloud.

      I said

      sinking

      and maybe

      just maybe

      this approach of mine

      to killing off faeries

      should be delayed...(?)

      Well

      humm

      lets just see.

      OK!

      NO WAY!

      I thought about it

      and I've decided

      NO

      let's stand on another

      reverie.

      Let put a bunch of test tubes together

      one for me

      and one

      for YOU!

      Lets gather all those memories

      the kind that wind.. time

      and offer unsettling

      dark

      conclusions

      YES let it be!

      Gather it all

      don't hide those deeds

      those strides that

      Weep (? and who cares.. fairy killers don't despair)

      Sorry I am feeling

      weak

      so I.. found myself and thus

      repaired.

      I left you this note

      this note describing who I thought

      was me

      indeed

      that I am one

      yes indeed

      I am one

      who kills fairies

      despite anyone's NO

      disclosed.

      Conscious now

      let me see

      how do I

      or how do WE

      reveal

      FIVE ways to kill a fantasy faery?

      OK a wonderful idea

      Lets spray all the flowers

      with a lack of dreams

      huh?

      Lets do that scheme

      without thinking

      no silly blinking in disbelief

      of a fairies wants

      and who cares about any of their griefs?

      3rd way on my list

      is

      lets devour ALL the colors

      the ones that make life shine

      lets capture rainbows

      and then

      cast them

      past all memories

      and thoughts of faery-dom

      time.

      I want to meet the day described

      count the ways

      and cast them

      aside

      Yes, every single delicate fairy

      rise

      defied.

      Sad are you?

      A bit surprised?

      Well s-o-r-r-y

      for your sentiments

      on with it now

      lets get on with a sinking fairies

      demise.

      Fourth on the line

      take a bit of time

      and take all water

      away

      humm?

      Why give a fairy

      any way at all

      to find strength

      to meet a second day's

      second call?

      Soo FIVE?

      Find a way of a fairies

      demise.

      Let that venomous tide

      in you

      too

      yes me and vooo-doo

      rise.

      Ohhh

      Quite Simply

      I don't know whatever stopped me

      before

      just stop...

      STOP

      yes stand DEAD

      in your tracks

      and STOP...

      yes.. that's the answer

      standing here in this moment

      I am quite satisfaction-ed

      Just STOP

      Stop...

      believing.

      This is copyriighted so use as you will but give me credit!

      The image is of my sculpture "Bleeding Wings 5"

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      ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M...

      My newest website: http://www.kathyostman-magnusen.com

      Supplies For Getting Started in Stained Glass - by Wilbur Brooks

      This list is meant to aid create a shopping list for the beginning stained glass art student. Not all of the items will be essential for every project, for instance you will employ either lead cames OR copper foil and their corresponding accessories dependent on the stained glass style you will be using. Other tools listed may well be very helpful, but not entirely necessary, one pair of pliers may be adequate to do several jobs for example.

      Glass Cutters - One of the most significant tools you will employ in stained glass making, good glass cuts will make or break your job. These range from very inexpensive carbide steel wheel cutters (you will require to include cutting oil as you go along) to slightly more expensive self-oiling tungsten carbide or pistol grip wheel cutters.

      Cutting Oil - This assists reduce friction allowing a smoother cut and in addition keeps glass debris from encumbering the cutting wheel's progress.

      Soldering Iron - (pronounced like soddering) This is once did melt lead solder which in turn is accustomed to join bits of metal, such as the lead cames or copper foil that will hold your glass pieces together.

      Solder - The type you will be employing in stained glass making should be an alloy (mixture) of tin and lead. This normally enters a spool of either a 50/50 or 60/40 blend. The 60/40 is slightly more expensive, flows more smoothly and is consequently preferable for making a glass project.

      Sal Ammoniac - This is soldering iron tip cleaner made from a naturally occurring mineral that reacts to the heat of the soldering iron and removes debris when the iron is gently rubbed on it.

      Flux - Helps remove oxidation and other dirt and debris from the metal surfaces so that the solder can adhere to it. This is an absolute necessity to keep your glass pieces together; the solder just won't "stick" without it!

      Flux Brush - A very inexpensive brush used to put on the flux.

      Flux Remover - Can be familiar with neutralize flux or patina and is oftentimes used at the conclusion of projects to tidy up small errors and over-flow.

      Cutting Square - Helpful when drawing squares or other designs requiring a right angle.

      Ruler - Employed for measuring project dimensions in addition to for drawing or cutting a straight line. A non-skid backing like cork or rubber will help keep it from sliding on the glass.

      Pattern Shears - These are the special scissors that automatically cut the proper size strip of paper between pattern pieces to allow room for the lead cames or copper foils to be placed between the various glass bits of the purpose.

      Grozing Pliers - These pliers have narrow, serrated jaws for picking up small chucks of glass and can be used to remove uneven or jagged pieces of stained glass after cutting.

      Running Pliers - These thick pliers help to carefully break stained glass pieces that have been scored on the purpose furrows.

      Needle Nose Pliers - A good all around tool to possess handy, can be employed for small detail work.

      Wire Cutters - These can be used to cut reinforcing wire or the picture hanging wire to hang your finished glass art project.

      Hammer or Mallet - A good rubber headed mallet can be used to gently tap stained glass pieces into place.

      Carborundum Stone - A trademarked name for a grinding tool once was smooth the edges of cut pieces of stained glass. Should be wetted periodically to make smoothing easier.

      Electric Glass Grinder - A bit bigger technique to smooth the glass edges; this is a machine that will do the job faster and more efficiently. This is definitely nice, but optional.

      Copper Foil - One of the choices of material to grasp the pieces of stained glass together. Enters various widths depending on the appearance of your job- make certain your pattern shears are similar width as your foil or came.

      Copper Foil Dispenser - One other nicety, this makes handling the copper foil easier, much the way a tape dispenser makes tape easier to deal with.

      Lead Cames - The original choice in stained glass support systems. These come as long strips of lead with grooves or channels on either one side or both, depending on whether it is to be used as an inside or fringes piece of the stained glass.

      Lead Vise - Holds the lead were sent out place to allow it to be stretched before use.

      Lead Cutters - Also called lead pliers these snips are especially helpful when trimming cames for use in the corners of your stained glass project.

      Lead Knife - Can be employed to make clean straight cuts on lead cames.

      Horseshoe Nails - Great for holding frames in place when assembling your stained glass project.

      Dustpan and Brush - Helps to look after your workplace clean which is important in making stained glass projects because debris will prevent things from sticking properly.

      Security Goggles - Keeps bits of lead or glass from damaging the eyes during cutting, always keep in mind "wellbeing first"!

      Wooden Block Holder - Can be useful for holding pieces of stained glass.

      Masking Tape - Always handy in the workshop; may be familiar with hold pattern pieces together or a number of other uses.

      Picture Hanging Wire or Other Fasteners - For hanging your completed stained glass project.

      Lead Plank with Right Angle Support - Helpful in holding a lead stained glass project in place during assembly while keeping the edges clean and straight.

      Timber or Plastic Fid - Great as a burnishing or spreading tool when applying foil to stained glass.

      Glazing Concrete - Seals and beefs up the joint areas of the lead cames.

      Whiting - Serves to dry and set the glazing concrete. Can also be familiar with remove excess putty from the stained glass.

      Stiff Bristle Brush - Used for trying glazing cement.

      Patina - Liquid answer that changes the appearance of solder, can give a more antiqued visual aspect.

      Rubber Your mitts - Completely necessary when employing patina or any other solvents to the project; you do not want these penetrating your skin!

      Mirror Sealer - This aerosol spray is used on the rear of mirrors to possess the reflective coating from being scratched or damaged.

      Finishing Compound - Offers the finishing touch to your stained glass project, adding polish and shine while providing a protective finish to aid prevent oxidation and tarnish buildup.

      Pushpins, Tacks and Jig Material - Items that might be of use in holding certain pieces together while assembling your stained glass project.

      Craft Knife - Perfect for correcting small errors in copper foiling and other small tasks.

      Steel Wool - May remove oxidized material from solder and other metal parts.

      Plastic Basin and Sponge - With warm soapy water to clean glass and metal debris from your stained glass workspace.

      Carbon Paper - For making pattern copies.

      Tracing Paper - For tracing the original design unto a clean copy.

      Rubber Concrete - For holding pattern pieces on glass to make cutting them out easier.

      Pens, Pencils, Markers and Colored Pencils - Required for drawing and coloring in pattern pieces.

      There you have it, a not-so-condensed shopping list to get you on your way to a new hobby in stained glass art making!

      Wilbur has been writing articles online for nearly 5 years now. Not only does this author specialize in weight loss,fitness and diet, you can also check out his latest website on bathroom lighting fixture and low voltage outdoor lighting.

      Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Wilbur_Brooks

      The panel pictured by Edward Burns-Jones was designed for the chapel at Manchester College,now Harris-Manchester College, Oxford.

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      Stained Glass-David's Charge to Soloman

      Stained-glass window of David's Charge to Soloman. Designed by Edward Burne-Jones and executed by the William Morris Company. At Trinity Church in Boston.

      David's Charge to Soloman-Designed by Edward Burne-Jones

      David's Charge to Soloman-Designed by Edward Burne-Jones
      David's Charge to Soloman-Designed by Edward Burne-Jones

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      Edward Burne-Jones Quote

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      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

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      Tapestry-Flora

      This tapestry was designed by William Morris (1834 - 1896) and Edward Burne-Jones (1833 - 1898) in 1885. It depicts Flora, the goddess of abundance, who personifies summer, standing barefoot in flowing garments with a wreath in her hair. She holds fresh flowers in her hand, and we can see the intricate floral background, inspired by the Medieval decorative technique known as Mille Fleurs (thousand flowers), demonstrating the artists' admiration for pre-Renaissance art. The piece is also inscribed with the following verse, beautifully rendered in Gothic type:

      "I am the handmaid of the Earth, I broider fair her glorious gown and deck her on her days of mirth with many a garland of renown and while earth's little onesare fain and play about the mother's hem I scatter every gift I gain from sun and wind to gladden them"

      This tapestry can be purchased at:

      http://www.thetapestryhouse.com

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      I Will Measure Happiness With My Eyes Closed - A Fairies Call

      poem by Kathy Ostman-Magnusen

      Maybe we can just stop

      pretend

      dear fairies

      and start all over again.

      And I won't ask you

      if it's OK.

      I won't ask anyone at all.

      I will step out into that outside world

      and hold a victory march

      past all my false starts.

      Camille and Lily

      sacred souls

      will meet me

      there

      and let me mend

      my stolen heart.

      Yet

      I must admit it

      in the end

      that fantasy and pretend

      cannot outlive the wounded lark.

      Only wilting flowers

      would understand that poem.

      A poem considered

      one who would close up

      not bloom

      and visit no one

      go nowhere at all

      like words gathered

      resembling leaves in the fall.

      If you see that sparrow

      Remind her I am still waiting

      and tell her to find me.

      A feather in the skyline

      tell her too

      to send me her poems

      when she feels empty.

      I contemplate

      those who still measure happy

      wondering

      if there is some kind of code

      or justified routine

      that meets that channel.

      Maybe happiness is over rated.

      Darkness requires a lot of alone time.

      All my cruelties

      so sincerely sorry.

      Twas not till this moment

      that I understood the consequence

      of such failures.

      Stopped only by me

      with only me to blame

      and like any delicate flowers I have known

      I fold their wings gently

      wishing I could dismiss it all

      but of course

      no.

      Despite my efforts to see at times

      I am left with the blindness of sight.

      How far can I reach?

      How much can be felt?

      I am not sure.

      But I will consider the day

      measure it all with my eyes closed

      Camille and Lily

      fairies call

      watch ore

      and my fingertips

      will measure my way

      home.

      ABOUT Kathy Ostman-Magnusen: I am an artist, represented by Monkdogz Urban Art, New York. ORIGINAL ART may be purchased through Monkdogz: http://www.monkdogz.com/chelseagallery/artistart/M...

      FREE ART GIFTS, suitable for children plus prints, giclees, cards, available on my website: http://www.kathysart.com

      the image is of my painting "Bleeding Wings 5"

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          sponias lm 4 years ago

          This is a beautiful lens, with wonderful art pieces and meaningful poems. It deserves to be blessed!

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          thank you for sharing this lens. squidangel blessed.

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          goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

          wow, this gobelin is amazing. sleeping beauty and stained glass caught my eyes too. job well done, kathy.

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          mccunecollection 9 years ago

          Edward Burne-Jones was a major part of the Kelmscott Chaucer. He drew 87 major illustrations for this massive work. Some of his illustrations can be seen at www.mccunecollection.org. His drawings are incredible. He was a close friend of William Morris.