#John William Waterhouse

Nature

Take Me Down to My Boat on the River: Rivers in Famous Paintings

From the dawn of civilization, rivers have been the crux of human life. Most great cities are built around rivers. We use them for sustenance, ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 31 May 2021

19th Century

Painting of the Week: John William Waterhouse, Miranda

Miranda, from William Shakespeare's The Tempest is the subject of a painting by John William Waterhouse. She has been detained on an island, ...

Guest Profile 10 January 2021

Ancient Greece

The Top 5 Most Badass Women of Greek Mythology

Most people have heard stories of the most famous Greek gods and heroes: Zeus, Poseidon, Hercules, Hades, etc. But what about the tales and woes of ...

Lauren Dorsey 6 December 2020

19th Century

Literature in the Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

From its very inception, subjects taken from literature were a staple for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Shakespeare, Keates, and Tennyson were ...

Anastasia Manioudaki 3 November 2020

19th Century

William Waterhouse’s Love for Circe

Circe is one of the fascinating characters in Homer’s epic poem the Odyssey. Due to her complex and unconventional nature, many painters have ...

Erol Degirmenci 21 May 2020

WTF Art History

How Art Inspired Game of Thrones Creators

It has been a while since Game of Thrones ran its course. Are you re-watching it during lockdown? Trying to escape our current bleak world, for the ...

Joanna Kaszubowska 15 May 2020