Wednesday, July 8, 2009

J.W. Waterhouse Retrospective, until 13 September, Royal Academy of Arts, London

J.W. Waterhouse: The Modern Pre-Raphaelite

The Royal Academy of Arts presents a major retrospective exhibition of the Pre-Raphaelite artist, John William Waterhouse RA (1849-1917). The exhibition, which will feature over 40 paintings from both public and private collections and will be accompanied by studies in oil, chalk and pencil; period photographs; sketchbooks; and the volumes of Tennyson and Shelley in which Waterhouse drew sketches.

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The Lady of Shalott, 1888

Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses, 1891. Oil on canvas, 149 x 92 cm

Hylas and the Nymphs, 1896

Circe Invidiosa: Circe Poisoning the Sea, 1892 (The Art Gallery of South Australia)

A Mermaid, 1900

The catalogue (237 pages with 180 illustrations, measuring 29.5 x 24.5cms) that accompanies the exhibition can be purchased from the Royal Adademy of Arts Shop Click Here


Pauline Loven said...

You might be interested to know that one of John William Waterhouse's versions of the Lady of Shalott (looking at Lancelot) can also be seen at The Collection, in Lincoln (UK)until the end of August. It is part of an exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of Tennyson birth here in Lincoln. You can also see a filmed dramatisation of the Lady of Shalott made by WAG Screen which is based closely of John William Waterhouse's paintings.

Philip Koch said...

Waterhouse represents some of the best in the academic tradition. Of the face of it, his imagery should come off as fruitcake silly, but be was such a strong painter visually that even to contemporary eyes he seems authentic.

Unknown said...

Uff!! Que gran Artista. Uno de los mejores de la historia del arte!!

Uff! What a great artist. One of the best in the history of art!