Monday Minute: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Stories

I believe a picture is not only worth a thousand words but a thousand stories. If you regularly follow my blog, you probably know that I really like John William Waterhouse paintings. Talent and appreciation for art runs in my family, so I’d like to think that I’ve inherited the same appreciation for art. (Unfortunately, I haven’t inherited the natural talent).

The Crystal Ball, 1902

The Crystal Ball, 1902

In my room, I have John William Waterhouse reproductions on my wall and even a calendar full of Waterhouse paintings. There’s something special about their whimsical mood, the rich colours and lines, and the literary/mythical references in them. Just looking at these pictures, I can see a story behind them.

Destiny, 1900

Destiny, 1900

 

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May

Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May, 1908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Soul of the Rose or My Sweet Rose, 1908

The Soul of the Rose or My Sweet Rose, 1908

 

The Shrine, 1895

The Shrine, 1895

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Monday Minute: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Stories

    • creativewriter says:

      Aren’t they? I love that one too. One of my favourites, along with “The Shrine.” You really can perceive a lot from these paintings. Every time I look at Waterhouse paintings, I see a story. I’m glad you like these! Thanks for sharing your thoughts πŸ™‚

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s