Hand-painted painting reproductions - Artists - John William Waterhouse

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John William Waterhouse (1849–1917) was a British painter known for his romantic and highly detailed depictions of mythological and historical themes. Born on April 6, 1849, in Rome to English parents, Waterhouse showed an early interest in art. His family moved to England when he was five years old, and he later studied at the Royal Academy of Art in London.

Waterhouse's early works were influenced by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, particularly artists like Dante Gabriel Rossetti and John Everett Millais. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from the 1870s and gained recognition for his skillful execution and imaginative subject matter.

One of Waterhouse's most famous paintings is "The Lady of Shalott," inspired by the poem of the same name by Alfred Lord Tennyson. This work captures the tragic moment when the Lady of Shalott looks out at the world from her tower and weaves her last tapestry.

Waterhouse's art often drew inspiration from classical mythology, literature, and historical events. His paintings frequently featured strong and enigmatic female figures, and he was particularly known for his interpretations of characters from Greek mythology, such as Circe, Pandora, and Psyche.

In addition to mythological subjects, Waterhouse painted scenes from Shakespearean plays, medieval romances, and Arthurian legends. His meticulous attention to detail, use of rich colors, and emphasis on narrative storytelling contributed to the enduring appeal of his works.

Waterhouse's career coincided with the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and his art was well-received by the public. He became an Associate of the Royal Academy in 1885 and a full Academician in 1895.

Despite the changing art trends of the time, Waterhouse remained true to his romantic and narrative style. While he did not align himself with any particular art movement, his work is often associated with the later phases of the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the broader Symbolist movement.

John William Waterhouse passed away on February 10, 1917. Although his art fell out of favor for a time during the 20th century, there has been a renewed interest in his work, and today he is celebrated for his contribution to the Victorian art scene and his ability to create timeless, evocative images that continue to captivate audiences.