The Love Song
(1868–77), Sir Edward Burne-Jones. (Courtesy the Metropolitan Museum of Art)

On View: The Pre-Raphaelites Get a Jewel-Box Show at the Met

The deeply artificial spontaneity and double-jointed, proto-hipster nostalgia of the Pre-Raphaelites, which feel strangely alluring to me at the beginning of another frantic season, are most clearly visible in The Love Song. The 1868-1877 oil painting by Edward Burne-Jones constitutes the highlight of this small show in the back of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Lehman Wing.

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