Neoclassicism and Romanticism

 


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The Pre-Raphaelites





 




John William Waterhouse


 


 
John William Waterhouse

(b Rome, 6 April 1849; d London, 10 Feb 1917).

English painter. His father was a minor English painter working in Rome. Waterhouse entered the Royal Academy Schools in London in 1870. He exhibited at the Society of British Artists from 1872 and at the Royal Academy from 1874. From 1877 to the 1880s he regularly travelled abroad, particularly to Italy. In the early 1870s he had produced a few uncharacteristic Orientalist ‘keepsake’ paintings, but most of his works in this period are scenes from ancient history or classical genre subjects, similar to the work of Lawrence Alma-Tadema (e.g. Consulting the Oracle, c. 1882; London, Tate). However, Waterhouse consistently painted on a larger scale than Alma-Tadema. His brushwork is bolder, his sunlight casts harsher shadows and his history paintings are more dramatic.


 



 

Flora



 


Circe offering the Cup to Ulysses



 


Hylas and the Nymphs



 

The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy



 

Ophelia



 

A Mermaid




 


Tristan and Isolde with the Potion



 

Listening to His Sweet Pipings



 

Gather Ye Rosebuds while ye may



 

Saint Cecilia



 

A Grecian Flower Market
 
 

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