“Circe” by John William Waterhouse hauntingly depicts the mythological sorceress of Greek literature spitefully offering an enchanted potion. A member of the Royal Academy, Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) merged Victorian narrative with romantic Pre-Raphaelite fantasy in his art. Waterhouse’s work was strongly influenced by classical mythology, history and literature, and the femme fatale is a common theme in many of the 200 works he created, as well as women burdened by misfortune.
Neo-Classical artist John William Waterhouse was renowned for lifelike, lavish works that were hauntingly sensual. Born in Italy and raised in England, Waterhouse (1849 – 1917) was a leading painter of historical, mythological, and literary subjects. His work had strong romantic Pre-Raphaelite influences, with a strong Victorian narrative. Waterhouse was a member of the Royal Academy, and often painted powerful or doomed women. Achieving success during his lifetime, Waterhouse created more than 200 artworks.
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