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The 1000++ Artworks of media Oil On Canvas and containing the word john william waterhouse, oil on canvas, romanticism, events, life, wars, 1900

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John William Waterhouse - DestinyDestinyJohn William Waterhouse

Destiny (1900) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In 1899 the Boer War had begun in South Africa, and in the spring of 1900 350 artists donated works to the Artists' War Fund in support of the British troops. After being exhibited in the London Guildhal...

Townley Hall Art Museum (United Kingdom)
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Francisco De Goya - The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)The Third of May 1808 (Execution of the Defenders of Madrid)Francisco De Goya

This painting shows Napoleon’s attack on Spain in 1808. Prior to this, most paintings showed war as being a glorious thing. This painting shows it as being cruel and subhuman (see how the soldiers look mechanical whereas the ones being shot look full of life).

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John William Waterhouse - Echo and NarcissusEcho and NarcissusJohn William Waterhouse

Echo and Narcissus is a painting dating from 1903 by John William Waterhouse. It illustrates the poem Echo and Narcissus from Ovid's Metamorphoses. John William Waterhouse (1847–1917) was an English painter who, because of his style and themes, has been classified as a Pre-Raphaelite, but is more ac...

Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool, United Kingdom)
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John William Waterhouse - AriadneAriadneJohn William Waterhouse

Ariadne (1898) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. 'Whan Adryane his wif aslepe was For that hire syster fayrer was than she, He taketh hire in his hond and forth goth he To shipe, and as a traytour stal his wey, Whil that this Adryane aslepe lay.' Geof...

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John William Waterhouse - Flora and the ZephyrsFlora and the ZephyrsJohn William Waterhouse

Flora and the Zephyrs (1897) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. Flora was the Roman goddess of flowering plants. The Zephyr was the wind from the West. Zephyrus was the god of the West Wind, and dwelt with his brother wind, Boreas, in a palace in Thrace...

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Jan Matejko - Bathory at PskovBathory at PskovJan Matejko

During the Livonian War (1578-1582), between Ivan the Terrible of Russia and Stefan Batory of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, the city was besieged by the Polish and Lithuanian forces. The joined army failed to capture the city, but forced Russia to return other territories and gained Livonia. T...

Nicolaus Copernicus Museum (Frombork, Poland)
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John William Waterhouse - The Awakening of AdonisThe Awakening of AdonisJohn William Waterhouse

The Awakening of Adonis (1900) is an oil painting by the English Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse. In Greek mythology, Adonis was a youth of remarkable beauty, the favourite of the goddess Aphrodite. Traditionally, he was the product of the incestuous love Smyrna (Myrrha) entertained f...