Wednesday, August 3, 2011

New Obsession: John William Waterhouse

(It's a refreshment to not write about Korea for a while.)

While I've seen his paintings before, I never looked into them much until today.  Now, I'd like to share some of my favorite (sans nudity) John William Waterhouse paintings!

The Tempest 1916
Lamia [on her knees] 1905
It's just... beautiful.  Full.  I don't know how to describe it well.  I love mythology, Greek, Arthurian, and the others, and Waterhouse depicts the scenes so richly.  There's a romance to his work.  It's almost heady.  I love it.

Nymphs finding the head of Orpheus [study] 1900
Boreas 1902
I also love Edmund Blair Leighton.  My favorites are one, two, and three.


  1. I've always liked "Godspeed" by Leighton myself.

  2. gotta love the mustache in 'two'!


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