J.W. Waterhouse: the modern Pre-Raphaelite

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Royal Academy of Arts, 2008 - Art - 237 pages
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With his grand scale and richly colored canvases and studies, John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) was one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. In this brilliantly illustrated survey, edited by a leading Waterhouse scholar, the painter's seductive vision of femininity is captured in sumptuous reproductions and illuminated by an engaging and informative text. Published to accompany an important exhibition of the artist's work, the book explores Waterhouse's creative responses to such contemporary concerns as medievalism, the classical tradition, and spiritualism. A comprehensive examination of his life and work, including his well-known painting The Lady of Shallott,this volume explores also the artist's connection to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and his engagement with French art of the period.

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User Review  - Rain Jenning - Goodreads

Waterhouse's paintings are lustful and ethereal at the same time, otherworldly and carnal meet in a fantasy world of his imagining. Nymphs and satyrs, sprites and faeries, beauties bathing, it's a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ron - Goodreads

One of my favorite artists, learning about his life is of course interesting but having a complete record of his work is especially nice. Read full review

Contents

IO Acknowledgements 11 Lenders to the Exhibition
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Foreword Patty Wageman Sir Nicholas Grimshaw Nathalie Bondil
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A Biographical Overview Peter Trippi
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Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Peter Trippi is editor of Fine Art Connoisseur, a bimonthly magazine for collectors of 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century painting and sculpture.

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