Featured Artwork

The following art pieces are personal favorites and are featured as header images (set to a random rotation) here at Words for the Weekend. John William Waterhouse (1849-1917) is a favorite artist, and his work is predominately featured.

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“Painting by Chagall” (Video) by The Weepies on Say I Am You.

Sometimes rain that’s needed falls
We float like two lovers in a painting by Chagall
All around is sky and blue town
Holding these flowers for a wedding gown
We live so high above the ground, satellites surround us.

Everybody says “you can’t, you can’t, you can’t, don’t try.”
Still everybody says that if they had the chance they’d fly like we do.

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9b Ramon Casas i Carbó (Spanish painter, 1866-1932)  1899

Casas i Carbó, Ramon. Jove Decadent. 1899. Oil on canvas. Museum of Montserrat in Montserrat. (more info)

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chagall3528

Chagall, Marc. La Mariée. 1950. Oil on canvas. Private Collection, Japan. (more info)

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Girl Before a Mirror

Picasso, Pablo. Girl Before A Mirror. 1932. Oil on canvas. Museum of Modern Art, New York City. (more info)

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waterhouse_boreas

Waterhouse, John William. Boreas. 1903. Oil on canvas. Private collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_juliet

Waterhouse, John William. Juliet. 1898. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_la_belle_dame_sans_merci

Waterhouse, John William. La Belle Dame Sans Merci. 1893. Oil on canvas. Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany (more info)

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waterhouse_mariana_in_the_south

Waterhouse, John William. Mariana in the South. 1897. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_miranda_the_tempest

Waterhouse, John William. Miranda the Tempest. 1916. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_ophelia_01

Waterhouse, John William. Ophelia [lying in the meadow]. 1889. Oil on canvas. Andrew Lloyd Weber Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_pandora

Waterhouse, John William. Pandora. 1896. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_psyche_opening_the_golden_box

Waterhouse, John William. Psyche Opening the Golden Box. 1903. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_the_charmer

Waterhouse, John William. The Charmer. 1911. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_the_lady_of_shalott02

Waterhouse, John William. The Lady of Shalott. 1888. Oil on canvas. Tate Britain, London, UK. (more info)

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9c John William Waterhouse (English artist, 1849-1917 ).  The Missal 1902

Waterhouse, John William. The Missal. 1902. Oil on canvas. Unknown. (more info)

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waterhouse_the_shrine

Waterhouse, John William. The Shrine. 1895. Oil on canvas. Christopher Wood Gallery. (more info)

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waterhouse_the_sorceress

Waterhouse, John William. The Sorceress. 1913. Oil on canvas. Peter Nahum Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_my_sweet_rose

Waterhouse, John William. The Soul of the Rose. 1908. Oil on canvas. Bridgeman Art Library. (more info)

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waterhouse_thisbe

Waterhouse, John William. Thisbe. 1909. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_tristan_and_isolde_sharing_the_potion

Waterhouse, John William. Tristan and Isolde Sharing the Potion. 1916. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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waterhouse_windflowers

Waterhouse, John William. Windflowers. 1903. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. (more info)

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christinas world

Wyeth, Andrew. Christina’s World. 1948. Tempera on gessoed panel. Museum of Modern Art, New York City. (more info)

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masterbedroomwyeth

 

Wyeth, Andrew. Master Bedroom. 1965. Watercolor on paper. Collection of Victoria Browning Wyeth.

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Wind-From-The-Sea

 

Wyeth, Andrew. Wind From the Sea. 1947. Tempera on hardboard. National Gallery of Art, Washington. (more info)

14 comments

  1. I can see why Waterhouse would be a favorite! I love his Pandora!

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    1. Thanks C.K., I especially love all the stories behind Waterhouse’s “subjects” — he painted mostly characters from literature and mythology. My favorite piece is The Lady of Shalott based upon the Tennyson poem.

      (Edited the comment, apologies if you get this twice.)

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  2. I love Waterhouse’s art…he captures the mood of women so well.Thanks for introducing me to this great artist’s work. And thanks also for visiting my blog and following. Yours is enchanting!

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    1. Hi Bev, thank you, I love that you enjoy Waterhouse’s work too. His ability to capture so much emotion in just the eyes alone, and the depth and texture and folds of the dresses and flowing hair… Sigh, it’s so beautiful. Me, I can barely scribble stick-figures! Thanks for the visit, x, Christy

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  3. Thank you so much for joining us on wePoets, it’s appreciated. We’d be happy to showcase your work should you want to share. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, it’s nice to see you here. I appreciate the support. ~ Christy

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  4. Love your new site Christy 🙂 Christina’s World is a favourite of mine; it’s the screensaver on my PC and appears in one of my poems. Really interesting to see Waterhouse’s work collected together in this way – when you group you see new things. Very interesting. How well he does fabric! x

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    1. Hi Liz, thanks very much for visiting the new place, I’m very excited about it! Christina’s World is one of my all-time favorites as well, along with Wyeth’s other piece Master Bedroom (the white dog on the bed). One of these days, I would love to visit the Olson Farm in Maine, the setting for this and numerous other Wyeth pieces. There’s so much mystery to the Christina piece–what is she looking at? Is she happy? Sad? Is she there by choice? Is she in the process of crawling back? In a way, it’s very much a mirror to your own mood when you view it. As is much of Waterhouse’s work.

      So lovely to see you, my love to you and Dylan, Christy

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      1. Yes I’d like to visit the Farm too. There are some marvellous white snowy pieces set in and around – I have a washing line and a wolf in my mind’s eye. I think they are Wyeth. And as for Christina – every time I look at her she is thinner than she seemed before. That arm! I have those same questions about her you ask 🙂 Is she yearning to get back or get forward?? Good luck with the new world! Lizx

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  5. I hadn’t taken the time to view his paintings, but I like them all for their different qualities. Such a nice selection. Thanks for expanding my horizons.

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    1. And thank you for taking the time to browse through and comment, Mike, I appreciate it.

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  6. Thank you for stopping by Storyteller. — Ray

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    1. Of course! (I’m the same Christy from Running On Sober — I just have two blogging identities. Though they seem to merge more often than not.)
      Loved the recent yellow in your shots. -Christy

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      1. Oops. 🙂 🙂 Lemme go photograph some yellow stuff.

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