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Sunday, October 09, 2005

John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917)

"Although often classified as a Pre-raphaelite for his style and themes, Waterhouse is truly a Neo-Classic painter. Some of Waterhouse's earlier works were focused on Italian themes and scenery, reflecting his love for his birth place. Later on, his works picked up the styles and classical themes of Pre-raphaelites such as Alma-Tadema and Frederick Leighton. Waterhouse went on to paint well over 200 paintings depicting classical mythogolgy, historical and literary subjects, particularly those of Roman mythology and classic English poets such as Keats and Tennyson. Femme fatale is a common theme in his works, as most are of beautiful elegaic women and of many men are victims."

I adore looking at this man's paintings and creativity. I find the imagery somehow touches something within me. I wanted to share in hopes that maybe it would touch something within one of you.

Prim Blessings!

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