17 Works, Today, February 23rd. is artist George Frederic Watts’ day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #054

George Frederic Watts
A Story from Boccaccio

Oil paint on canvas
3658 × 8915 mm

George Frederic Watts OM RA (23 February 1817, in London — 1 July 1904) was a British painter and sculptor associated with the Symbolist movement. Watts became famous in his lifetime for his allegorical works, such as Hope (See below) and Love and Life (See below). These paintings were intended to form part of an epic symbolic cycle called the “House of Life”, in which the emotions and aspirations of life would all be represented in a universal symbolic language…

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Author: Zaidan Art Blog

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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