John William Waterhouse's work on La fileuse consists of the truest and natural settings. The artist's fascination with beautiful feminine Fatale and heroines is definitely outstanding. He portrays the theme using symbolism, vivid colour schemes and beautiful light in his oil paintwork. John William drew inspiration from both the Pre-Raphaelite and classical painters and his paintings were outstanding from other artists of the same era. The artist uses a range of artistic techniques to bring out both beauty and realism in his work. The use of the strong feminine figure in La Fileuse art is the key in his work from the ancient tales and legends that go all through the Pre- Raphaelite work. John William Waterhouse also adopts the reminiscent of classical work where he portrays a lady wearing drapery and her hair pinned back.
Fredric Leighton - Lord Leighton is one of the artists in the romantic era who used the classical style movement. His work portrays great detail and colour. Leighton's work has an "academic and frigid style" and his work is similar to John William Waterhouse's as their work portrays romanticism and the use of classical style. Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema - The artist also got his inspiration from Lawrence Alma Tadema. The subject, the lady, pinning her hair at the back and putting on drapery wear, is seen in both paintings. Both artists used classical and Pre-Raphaelite styles of art.
Through classical and Pre-Raphaelite style, John William Waterhouse became a highly desirable teacher and gained many followers. His combination of colours was so much admired in his time and so gained the youth interest. Some of these artists include; Sir Frank Dicksee, Arthur Hacker, and Herbert James Draper. In conclusion, John William Waterhouse is one of the artists that brought out Romanticism art so well. His work consists of classical and mythical scenes, which show a real mix between Neoclassical themes and the romantic style and hence is remembered up to date for appreciating feminism. You may also like Czech illustrator Alphonse Mucha, whose career highlights included the likes of Daytime, Dusk and Evening.