Painters Paintings John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917): Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses, 1891, …
Painters Work John William Waterhouse (1849 – 1917): Circe Providing the Cup to Ulysses, 1891, Oil on canvas, 175 cm × 92 cm (69 in × 36 in), Gallery Oldham, Oldham, England
Our new artist, John William Waterhouse is thought for working within the Pre-Raphaelite model. Born in Italy to English mother and father who had been each painters, he later moved to London, the place he enrolled within the Royal Academy of Artwork. Within the early 1870s he had produced a couple of uncharacteristic Orientalist ‘memento’ work, however most of his works on this interval are scenes from historic historical past or classical style topics. Afterward in his profession he got here to embrace the Pre-Raphaelite model of portray even though it had gone out of style within the British artwork scene a number of a long time earlier than, resulting in his sobriquet “the fashionable Pre-Raphaelite”. Borrowing stylistic influences not solely from the sooner Pre-Raphaelites but in addition from his contemporaries, the Impressionists, his artworks had been identified for his or her depictions of girls from each historic Greek mythology and Arthurian legend.
His brushwork is daring, his daylight casts harsh shadows and his historical past work are dramatic.
Circe Providing the Cup to Ulysses depicts a scene from Greek mythology, the sorceress Circe providing Odysseus (known as Ulysses by the Romans) a cup containing a potion with which she seeks to convey him below her spell as she has his crew. Ulysses could be seen within the mirror depicted behind Circe’s throne, while certainly one of Ulysses’ crewmen, magically reworked right into a pig, is beside Circe’s ft.