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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Waterhouse!

-is awesome. Some of his paintings brought tears to my eyes. Wide range of works - from early on (most of those I hadn't seen before) all the way through to the end of his life, including a number of letters, sketches and studies. Some were much smaller pieces than I had expected, and some were enormous.

An incredibly talented and prolific man... wow....

7 comments:

Richard Jesse Watson said...

Tara, you are a lucky duck. I love seeing the Pre-Raphaelite paintings in person. They are luscious labors of love and technically mind blowing. Wish I could hop over to Montreal to see the show.

PG said...

Oh, the Lady of Shallot, one of the few PRs I love. (We have quite a few in our Oxford Ashmolean, but not that one, I think that's usually at the National)

Vickie said...

How lucky! I've never been able to see them in person. It just had to be awesome.

Starry said...

The Lady of Shallot is one of my all time favorite paintings. I hope to see it someday too. I so know what you mean about the tears…

I can absolutely relate to the surprise about sizes. I just saw a Mucha exhibit a few days ago and couldn't get over how much amazement can be fit into a small sketch. And the ones I imagined traditional painting-sized turned out to be immense murals. I can't describe how powerful it was. We'll have to go back.

Anonymous said...

More pictures. More. More Elena

Leslie Hawes said...

Be still my heart...
I am so thrilled that you get to see Waterhouse. I bought myself a present of a book of his work, and it is a treasure.
With all that said...waaaaa! I am so jealous! waaaaaa!

ruthie said...

oh my, how envious i am, that must have been a treat and a half! *ruthie*