From the most delicate ballerina to a stately queen, these diverse paintings show women in a variety of situations and time periods. You can find women reading, women sleeping, women working or women falling in love. We have paintings of women's backs in alluring nude portraits along with innocent portraits of women with children.
He also taught at the St. John’s Wood Art School, was part of the St John’s Wood Arts Club, and has served on the Royal Academy Council. In the second half of the 1900s, Waterhouse created a series of paintings of women with flowers, that were inspired by different verses of poetry, like The Soul of the Rose (1908) and Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May (1908).
Ruskin was gehuwd met Effie Gray, die hem later verliet voor John Everett Millais. Later had hij een relatie met de Ierse Rose de la Touche. Op beide vrouwen werd hij verliefd toen ze nog bijzonder jong waren, hetgeen bij sommige biografen wel pedofiele gevoelens doet veronderstellen. Na 1886 kreeg hij steeds vaker psychische problemen.
His work never has any hidden meanings or messages, but rather they are there to be accepted and for people to make their own stories from them. For Leonid Afremov, his paintings are all about evoking emotions rather than a narrative. It is a world within a world, every paintings has a passion, a feeling and a mood to it.
Juan Luna is without doubt the most famous and celebrated Filipino artist in the history of Philippines. With iconic and remarkable masterpieces such as ‘Spolarium’, ‘Blood Compact’ and ‘The Death of Cleopatra’, Luna is known for his dynamic and unique style, along with his dramatic and captivating canvases.
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882), generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti (/ˈdænti ˈɡeɪbriəl rəˈzɛti/), was a British poet, illustrator, painter and translator. He founded the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood in 1848 with William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais.
Through mythological and literary-inspired works such as Pity, Blake would exert an immense influence on the course of post-Romantic art, including on the Pre-Raphaelites, who often drew on literary and Shakespearean themes, as in John Everett Millais's Ophelia (1851) and John William Waterhouse's Miranda (1916).