16 September 2014

Half Sick of Shadows Already

John W Waterhouse is undoubtedly my favorite of all of the Pre-Raphaelite artists. This piece is "Half Sick Of Shadows, The Lady of Shalott," painted in 1888. The scene was inspired by Alfred Lord Tennyson's Victorian ballad of the same name, written in 1833. 

Her story told by Tennyson is beautiful, yet bitter-sweet, ranging with emotions most can relate to. At the time of this posting, I was doing that very thing: Reflection. 

Waterhouse painted many oils from the Ballad's stanzas. This is just one of them.

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