The feminine touch found within the career of John William Waterhouse, as well as many related artists, had proven particularly popular with art fans. People long for the old days, when things were simple and minds were pure. The addition of the countryside, or at least elements of British gardens, gives his work a truly peaceful atmosphere that would suit most homes decor. Whilst others may prefer the abruptness and immediacy of modern art, there is still a great love from many for more traditional artists such as this.
Beyond his obvious connections to the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, you may also be interested in discovering Edouard Manet prints, with this French impressionist producing many scenes in and around gardens and landcapes. Related in content, if not style or medium, was Alphonse Mucha whose prints are also highly regarded and tend to be well suited to his illustrative style which took this type of content into a new direction.
Artists connected to the British Pre-Raphaelite movement of the mid 19th century have always been sought after for reproductions. The female portraiture continues to attract new fans, from those looking for something alternative to the abstraction of modern art. The beauty of the female form was captured by artists like Waterhouse using professional models repeatedly. This method has been around for many centuries, well before even the Renaissance artists like Botticelli.
The use of literature and mythology as themes behind his work have also added an extra element of interest to Waterhouse's most famous paintings. This combination of theme and style have produced a charm in the artist's work which can still be discovered today. Reputation-wise, Waterhouse benefits from how his original paintings are distributed all across the world, maximising the numbers who come across his work through exhibitions and permanent collections.
The UK hosts annual Pre-Raphaelite exhibitions which continue to promote the work of artists like Waterhouse, Holman Hunt and Rossetti. Such venues will also do a great a trade in reproduction prints directly outside each exhibition. Classical art such as this is best suited to simple, elegant frames with an inlay matting to add space between the frame and the artwork.
Lady of Shalott prints are by far the most reproduced of Waterhouse's artworks, though several others are also popular. You may find a consistency between the content of his work and other Pre-Raphaelites, such as poetry in the case of Lady of Shalott. Our 'Buy Now' links take you through to the Art.com Waterhouse gallery, where a fine selection of artworks can be found. This company are the preferred choice of thousands of art fans around the world and their service is also second-to-none. Art.com also cover all other major artists from the Pre-Raphaelite movement and you might find an artwork in those collections that is more to your taste.