Collection: John William Godward

John William Godward

The British Neo-Classical artist John William Godward was conceived in the Wimbledon locale of South-west London, all the more explicitly Wilton Grove, in August 1961. Raised in a Catholic family unit with four additional kin - Godward being the oldest - his folks exhibited oppressive conduct, which influenced him all through his lifetime. Godward's started working in his dad's insurance agency, a beneficial vocation way, yet rather chose to examine design with William Hoff Wontner, whose child turned into a painter and a decent companion of Godward.

Like the ace Frederic Leighton, Godward was an artist of the Victorian Neo-Classism - which means he painted glorified subjects of antiquated Greece. Likewise, stylishly, Godward's paintings take after the perfect works of art of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. The two artists delighted in depicting realistic surfaces of marble in the surroundings of Classical engineering. Alma-Tadena and Godward painted artwork with a similar title, In The Tepidarium, highlighting a topic seen in the vast majority of Godward's creation; enticing and influential ladies in a situation of antiquated Greece. The British artist was excited about subtleties and had the option to depict complex subtleties with oil on canvas, offering life to textures, marble, and skin surface.

As a piece of the Neo-Classicism, an exceptionally Academic movement, Godward's specialty depended on authentic research, making progress toward however much exactness as could be expected. The artist painted itemized structural foundations and dress to guarantee the genuineness of the scene. He was commended by the Royal Academy, which he had his introduction in the presentation in 1887 and would keep on indicating his work until 1905. Godward likewise turned into an individual from the renowned Royal Society of British Artists in 1889, and his notoriety developed. The British painter additionally turned out to be immensely known after Thomas McLean, a craftsmanship vendor, made print adaptations of a portion of his work, which means his specialty turned out to be increasingly open to the general population when all is said in done.

In 1899, Godward had his first painting acknowledged in the Paris Salon. By the turn of the century, to Godward's support, the craftsmanship world saw a recovery of Classical interests. In 1913, he took part in the International Exhibition in Rome with the oil painting The Belvedere and won the gold decoration for his perfect work of art. It is basic for watchers to mixed up Godward as a Pre-Raphaelite due to his essential subject lovely and admired Victorian ladies painted in dynamic shading palettes, however, the Neo-classicists concentrated more on antiquated human advancements and not on Arthurian topics.

In 1912, Godward moved to Italy and at this point, he was not in contact with his family any longer. At 61 years old, the artist ended it all, a year subsequent to coming back to England. Godward was covered in west London, in the Brompton Cemetery in 1922. His family who never affirmed of his life decisions pulverized his photos and his suicide note.