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Lamia and the Soldier - John William Waterhouse. Another physical and emotional protection painting, where it looks like the female figure is seducing the knight by caressing his arm and looking up at him longingly in plea. If this wasn't a mythological story, I would've said they were lovers and that she was pleading him to not go to battle. However, Lamia was said to be a child-eating demon, much like a mermaid, cunningly tempting men to their deaths.
John Waterhouse. Lamia, 1905. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. It was inspired by John Keats’s celebrated poem of 1820. The intensity of the young knight’s gaze draws the viewer into Waterhouse’s painting, Lamia kneels below him, one hand on his and the other resting on his armplate, the only visual clue to her nature captured in the glimmering moulted snake-skin draped about her, its peacock tinges drawn from Keat’s description.
Lamia. Preraphaelite art | john william waterhouse pre raphaelite art painting pretty renaissance.
Waterhouse - It took me yrs to realize she was on her knees
Circe - yes I know she is "outwitted" by Odysseus in the story - but I think she is a fantastic and strong character who shows the crew for the fools and swine they are inside...
John William Waterhouse
Pre Raphaelite Art: was a movement attached to the Aesthetic and romantic literature.John William Waterhouse
A Knight and His Fair Maiden (Enid and Geraint ~ Rowland Wheelwright [British Painter, 1870-1955])
Ophelia - John William Waterhouse, 1905, perhaps a favorite bc it goes against the in the water type favored by artists
This might be from Game of Thrones...it was on someone's board labeled that way. Still. Cool pic
"Ophelia", John William Waterhouse
Tennyson's Lady of Shalott - UI Victorian Wiki - ITS Wiki Service
because it's a guy in medieval garb, with a sword, on a horse - i must pin. <---- repinning for this comment.
Circe Offering the Cup to Ulysses