Collection: John William Waterhouse

John William Waterhouse


John William Waterhouse was an English painter known for working first in the Academic style and for then grasping the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood's style and topic. His artworks were known for their portrayals of ladies from both antiquated Greek folklore and Arthurian legend.

Conceived in Rome to English guardians who were the two painters, Waterhouse later moved to London, where he took on the Royal Academy of Art. He before long started displaying at their yearly summer shows, concentrating on the production of enormous canvas works portraying scenes from the day by day life and folklore of old Greece. A significant number of his paintings depend on creators, for example, Homer, Ovid, Shakespeare, Tennyson, or Keats. Waterhouse's work is right now showing at a few significant British art displays, and the Royal Academy of Art sorted out a significant review of his work in 2009. Waterhouse was conceived in the city of Rome to the English painters William and Isabella Waterhouse in 1849, around the same time that the individuals from the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, including Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Everett Millais, and William Holman Hunt, were first creating a ruckus in the London art scene. The specific date of his introduction to the world is obscure, however, he was sanctified through water on 6 April, and the later researcher of Waterhouse's work, Peter Trippi, accepted that he was conceived somewhere in the range of 1 and 23 January. His initial life in Italy has been referred to as one reason a considerable lot of his later paintings were set in antiquated Rome or dependent on scenes taken from Roman folklore. In 1854, the Waterhouses came back to England and moved to a recently fabricated house in South Kensington, London, which was close to the recently established Victoria and Albert Museum. Waterhouse, or 'Nino' as he was nicknamed, originating from an artistic family, was urged to get engaged with drawing and regularly portrayed artworks that he found in the British Museum and the National Gallery. In 1871 he entered the Royal Academy of Art school, at first to contemplate form, before proceeding onward to painting.

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