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John William Waterhouse was an English painter who was known for his paintings of female characters from mythology and literature. He was born in Rome in 1849 and then moved to London when he was 5. His parents were also painters and most of his education was from them. He later went on to art school and met his wife who was also a painter and the daughter of one of his teachers. After school he began to paint full-time and became very well-known. Later in life he taught at the St. John’s Wood Art School. Waterhouse then died in 1917 of cancer. He painted over 100 paintings in his lifetime and many of them focus on a character from mythology. He did paintings of Apollo and Daphne, Echo and Narcissus, Pandora, Danae, Circe (who is the daughter of Helios), and Adriadne (the daughter of King Minos of Crete). However my favorite painting of his was one entitled Psyche Entering Cupid’s Garden. This painting is showing the forbidden love between Psyche and Eros (also known as Cupid). Here is their story. Psyche was the daughter of a king and she was extremely beautiful.
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course ENGL 125 taught by Professor Vasilikikostopoulou during the Spring '08 term at University of Iowa.

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