John William Waterhouse Paintings 50% Off. Artist Information for John William Waterhouse. John William Waterhouse was born in Rome, and was always known by his family, and personal friends as Nino, the diminutive of the Italian Giovanino.
Both his parents were artists. Today Waterhouse is among the most popular of all the artists on the ARC web site. It is interesting to note however that little is known about his personal life today, considering he died in 1917, and was an active member of the Roay Academy. What is known indicates he was a retiring, shy man. He left no diaries or journals. Waterhouse, John William. Waterhouse, John William (1849-1917).
English painter. Early in his career he painted Greek and Roman subjects, but in the 1880s he turned to literary themes, painted in a distinctive, dreamily romantic style. In approach he was influenced by the Pre-Raphaelites, but his handling of paint is quite different from theirs--rich and sensuous. His work includes such classic Victorian anthology pieces as The Lady of Shalott (Tate Gallery, London, 1888) and Hylas and the Nymphs (City Art Gallery, Manchester, 1896).
The Awakening of Adonis (50 Kb) Destiny (30 Kb); Bridgeman Art Library at London Ophelia (30 Kb) My Sweet Rose (30 Kb); Bridgeman Art Library at London The Shrine (40 Kb); Bridgeman Art Library at London Echo and Narcissus 1903 (140 Kb); Walker Art Gallery at Liverpool Photographs by Mark Harden and Carol Gerten-Jackson. John William Waterhouse. British, 1849 - 1917 185 pictures Click image to learn more about each picture, or send as a free e-card Born: Rome, 1849.
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Size without border: 29 x 52 cm 46 x 69 cm. Rossetti:" Ophelia" - Waterhouse inspired Pre-Raphaelite dress. Waterhouse was very fond of using the same gown on different models for different paintings.
Miranda in "The Tempest" and "Fair Rosamund" both wear the same blue dress as the 1910 "Ophelia" in the woods (only Ophelia is adorned with heraldic symbols). "It was the time when Lilies blow, And clouds are highest up in air, Lord Ronald brought a lily-white doe, To give to his cousin, Lady Clare. I throw they did not part in scorn: Lovers long-betrothed were they: They two will wed the morrow morn,- God's blessing on the day! " Lady Clare: Alfred, Lord Tennyson As part of their promotion of the Waterhouse exhibition at the Royal Academy, and coinciding with the BBC's "Desperate Romantics", the Telegraph asked to use images of "Flaming Autumn" and "Ophelia".
Johnwilliamwaterhouse.com. Ophelia Date: 1889Medium: Oil on canvasSize: 38.5 x 62 in.
Waterhouse's Versions of Ophelia. Many artists painted Shakespeare's Ophelia, the tragic heroine of Hamlet, who became insane after Hamlet killed her father and deserted her.
According to Peter Trippi, many Victorian artists used her as a symbol of “female fragility and missed opportunities,” Many artists depicted scenes of Ophelia’s watery death (Trippi 95). The artist J.W. Waterhouse painted three versions of Ophelia, all of which portray her in various stages before her death. Waterhouse’s first Ophelia in 1889 depicts a young woman lying in a field with hair and dress disheveled gazing past the viewer.The artist has effectively integrated Ophelia with her landscape, entwining flowers in her hair on her dress and in her hands.
Unfortunately, the tilt of her head and blank stare make it difficult to determine her thoughts. Waterhouse’s final depiction of Ophelia in 1910 is by far the most dramatic. The three portrayals of Ophelia by Waterhouse form a progression of the moments leading up to her death. Questions 1. 2. Johnwilliamwaterhouse.com. John William Waterhouse: Comprehensive Painting Gallery of Artworks w Detail Descriptions, Location, Paintings Facts, and Poetry. « jwwaterhouse.com. Waterhouse - Oil Reproductions. John William Waterhouse (April 6, 1849 - February 10, 1917) Painter of classical, historical, and literary subjects.
John William Waterhouse was born in 1849 in Rome, where his father worked as a painter. He was referred to as "Nino" throughout his life. In the 1850s the family returned to England. Before entering the Royal Academy schools in 1870, Waterhouse assisted his father in his studio. His early works were of classical themes in the spirit of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton, and were exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists and the Dudley Gallery.