Sunday, September 6, 2009

A day at the galleries

Modern Pre-Raphealites by JW Waterhouse at the Royal Academy of Arts.

I would have sat and contemplated the stories behind each painting for hours if the gallery wasn't so full of people. Put a nymph anywhere and I'm captivated.

Many of the paintings are based on folklore, mythology and poetry by Tennyson and Blake. The paintings are detailed, rich, descriptive and highly romantic - stories of lovesick women looking languorous. I recommend it to anyone who wont feel sick looking at so many sumptuous colours.

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