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Title: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:35:52 pm

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/John_William_Waterhouse_-_Hylas_and_the_Nymphs_%281896%29.jpg/800px-John_William_Waterhouse_-_Hylas_and_the_Nymphs_%281896%29.jpg)


Hylas and the Nymphs (1896)

John William Waterhouse (April 6, 1849 February 10, 1917) was a British Pre-Raphaelite painter most famous for his paintings of female characters from mythology and literature. He belonged to the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:37:25 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c2/JWWaterhouse_Artist.jpeg)

He was born in Rome to the painters William and Isabela Waterhouse, but when he was five the family moved to South Kensington, near the newly founded Victoria and Albert Museum. He studied painting under his father before entering the Royal Academy schools in 1870. His early works were of classical themes in the spirit of Alma-Tadema and Frederic Leighton, and were exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Society of British Artists and the Dudley Gallery.

In 1874, at the age of twenty-five, Waterhouse submitted the classical allegory Sleep and His Half-Brother Death to the Royal Academy's Summer Exhibition. The painting was very well received and he exhibited at the RA almost every year afterwards until his death in 1917. In 1883 he married Esther Kenworthy, the daughter of an art schoolmaster from Ealing who had exhibited her own flower-paintings at the Royal Academy and elsewhere. They had two children, but both died in childhood.

In 1895 Waterhouse was elected to the status of full Academician. He taught at the St. John's Wood Art School, joined the St John's Wood Arts Club, and served on the Royal Academy Council.

One of Waterhouse's most famous paintings is The Lady of Shalott, a study of Elaine of Astolat, who dies of grief when Lancelot will not love her. He actually painted three different versions of this character, in 1888, 1896, and 1916.

Another of Waterhouse's favorite subjects was Ophelia; the most famous of his paintings of Ophelia depicts her just before her death, putting flowers in her hair as she sits on a tree branch leaning over a lake. Like The Lady of Shalott and other Waterhouse paintings, it deals with a woman dying in or near water. He also may have been inspired by paintings of Ophelia by Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Millais. He submitted his Ophelia painting of 1888 in order to receive his diploma from the Royal Academy. (He had originally wanted to submit a painting titled "A Mermaid", but it was not completed in time.) After this, the painting was lost until the 20th century, and is now displayed in the collection of Lord Lloyd-Webber. Waterhouse would paint Ophelia again in 1894 and 1909 or 1910, and planned another painting in the series, called "Ophelia in the Churchyard."

Waterhouse could not finish the series of Ophelia paintings because he was gravely ill with cancer by 1915. He died two years later, and his grave can be found at Kensal Green Cemetery in London.





Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:38:19 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f2/JWW_Ophelia_1889.jpg/800px-JWW_Ophelia_1889.jpg)

Ophelia (1889)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:45:55 pm
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/JWW_TheLadyOfShallot_1888.jpg/788px-JWW_TheLadyOfShallot_1888.jpg)

The Lady of Shalott, 1888 (Tate Gallery, London)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:46:53 pm
(http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/20c/graphics/large/waterhouse.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:47:57 pm
(http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ladylever/collections/graphics/large/enchanted-garden.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:48:50 pm
(http://www.odonwagnergallery.com/images_site/John%20William%20Waterhouse%20Gather%20ye%20Rosebuds.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:51:02 pm
(http://www.rastko.org.yu/drama/zstefanovic/orfej/mit/img/art/jwaterhouse-nymphs-study2.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:52:22 pm
(http://www.tamsquare.com/thumbnail/A_Song_of_Springtime_John_William_Waterhouse.jpg)  (http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/gallery/2003/09/08/1Ophelia.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:53:06 pm
(http://images.google.com/url?q=http://www.artinthepicture.com/artists/John_William_Waterhouse/rosamund.jpeg&usg=AFQjCNHzoGRXdhnwLO64-lP6RgxTCYM9RA)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:53:59 pm
(http://www.clevercrow.com/windflowers.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:54:47 pm
(http://cadieux.mediumaevum.com/belledame.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:55:27 pm
(http://www.xs4all.nl/~thebears/John_William_Waterhouse_-_Circe_The_Sorceress.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:56:18 pm
(http://www.rastko.org.yu/drama/zstefanovic/orfej/mit/img/art/jwaterhouse-nymphs2.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:57:49 pm
(http://images.easyart.com/i/prints/rw/lg/1/5/John-William-Waterhouse-A-Mermaid-15503.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:59:05 pm
(http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/paintings/images/waterhouse_miranda_the_tempest.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 09:59:52 pm
(http://cadieux.mediumaevum.com/obj15pg1geo17p20.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:00:40 pm
(http://www.revilo-oliver.com/Kevin-Strom-personal/Art/Waterhs-LamiaV21905.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:01:41 pm
(http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/greekroman/images/JohnWilliamWaterhouse-Circe-Offering-the-Cup-to-Ulysses-1891.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:20:20 pm
(http://artxchangenetwork.com/gallery%5CW%5CWaterhouse_John_William%5CWaterhouse_John_William_Donaides.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:21:33 pm
(http://www.prints.co.nz/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/7965_Boreas_Waterhouse_John_William.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:22:23 pm
(http://www.st-cecilia.co.uk/ART/John_William_Waterhouse_Saint_Cecilia.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:24:08 pm
(http://www.pathguy.com/shalott5.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:25:09 pm
(http://www.icecastle.org/artwork/images/My%20Sweet%20Rose,%20by%20John%20William%20Waterhouse%20(1849-1917)_jpg.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:26:33 pm
(http://cgfa.sunsite.dk/waterhou/grafx/waterh29.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 16, 2007, 10:27:32 pm
(http://www.unitedscripters.com/scripts/johnwilliamwaterhouse.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Bianca on July 16, 2007, 11:03:10 pm




Stupendous pictures, Dawn!!!  I loved them all, but this is my favourite.  Maybe you or Unknown

will tell me more about it?

It's Ok, I just saw what it is called when I went to post it.  BTW, I happen to love Unk's Athena,
also.  I'm sort of giving myself away, here, aren't I?

Hugs,
b


(http://www.arthistoryarchive.com/arthistory/greekroman/images/JohnWilliamWaterhouse-Circe-Offering-the-Cup-to-Ulysses-1891.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: rockessence on July 17, 2007, 03:19:34 pm
Bianca,

Notice that the round mirror in your pic of Circe is also in two other paintings on this page?


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Bianca on July 19, 2007, 08:42:38 pm





Hi, Rocky,

I see it only in one other picture.  The other looks to me like a round window.


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Bianca on July 21, 2007, 06:08:04 pm





                  (http://www.mythinglinks.org/johnwaterhouse~preRaphelR50&T.jpg)

                   THE MAGIC CIRCLE


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 23, 2007, 01:02:05 am
I'm glad that you liked it, Bianca. It was painted in 1891 and, of course, depicts Circe offering a cup to Ulysses to bring him under her spell. 

Waterhouse has a great sense of expression and feelig, seldom seen in other artists..

Rockessence, it might interest you to know that this painting was entitled "Boreas."

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Boreas.jpg)

Of course, you probably already knew that.


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 23, 2007, 01:03:49 am
A slightly larger version of the Magic Circle:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/John_William_Waterhouse_-_Magic_Circle.JPG/445px-John_William_Waterhouse_-_Magic_Circle.JPG)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 23, 2007, 01:05:39 am
Jason & Medea:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/74/John_William_Waterhouse_-_Jason_and_Medea_%281907%29.jpg)


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: Dawn Moline on July 23, 2007, 01:07:33 am
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/9f/Waterhouse_Echo_and_Narcissus.jpg/800px-Waterhouse_Echo_and_Narcissus.jpg)

Echo and Narcissus


Title: Re: John William Waterhouse
Post by: rockessence on July 23, 2007, 01:35:53 am
Dawn quote: "Rockessence, it might interest you to know that this painting was entitled "Boreas."

As Johnny Carson used to say: I did not know that......