July 23, 2009

He Speaks in His Own Language

Study for the Lady Clare Small
My Mom and I went to the J.W. Waterhouse exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts yesterday. His paintings are, of course, ubiquitous but there is nothing quite like seeing an artists work in original. The detail and vividness of Waterhouse's paintings is extraordinary; it felt as if one could step right into them. There were also a couple of his sketchbooks on display. It's always fascinating to see how an artist's idea evolved from an initial sketch to the final painting. But even in these 'simple' drawings there is a wonderful richness of detail and texture. Fascinating and inspiring! Picture from The Art Renewal Center


At 7/23/2009 06:32:00 PM , Blogger Molly said...

Incredible--it has such depth you could almost sink into it.


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