John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) got a lot of

John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) got a lot of

11/22/2021, 9:35:52 PM
John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) got a lot of inspiration from poems, like The Lady of Shalott by Lord Tennyson. This painting is titled I Am Half-Sick of Shadows, Said the Lady of Shalott and was painted in 1915. It shows a scene in which the Lady of Shalott is confined in her tower and is taking a break from her weaving. In the large mirror in the background, we can see her view to the outside. The painting is full of wonderful details that you can study. I prefer to copy here part of the poem that inspired Waterhouse for this painting and its title: But in her web she still delights To weave the mirror’s magic sights, For often thro’ the silent nights A funeral, with plumes and lights And music, came from Camelot: Or when the moon was overhead Came two young lovers lately wed; 'I am half sick of shadows,' said The Lady of Shalott. #Art #Painting #Artwork #ArtHistory #HistoryofArt #OilPainting #OilonCanvas #Waterhouse #Poem #Poetry #Weaving #Confinement #Confined #Break #Tennyson #LordTennyson #Poet #LadyofShalott #Shalott

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