December 26, 2011

John William Waterhouse, The Lady of Shalott

**And by the moon the reaper weary,
   Piling sheaves in uplands airy,
   Listening, whispers, " 'Tis the fairy
   Lady of Shalott."**

"The Lady of Shalott" is a Victorian ballad by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892). Like his other early poems – "Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere" and "Galahad" – the poem recasts Arthurian subject matter loosely based on medieval sources.

John William Waterhouse painted three episodes from the poem. In 1888, he painted the Lady setting out for Camelot in her boat; this work is now in the Tate Gallery.

I am really interested in Pre raphalelite brotherhood artists, like Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and expecially John William Waterhouse. I like The Lady of Shalott painting from Waterhouse. I printed this painting and applied decoupage technique to tranfer it on a tray.
I think it is good for my wall. Nobody understand that is an old tray. It is a very good decoration for my wall with this wonderful Lady...


  1. Beautiful! In Anne of Green Gables (one of my favorite books and movies) she talks about The Lady of Shallot. She's a lovely lady.

  2. Dear Brittany, I am very grateful to you. I looked for this book in book stores and I am very lucky that I found Anne of Green Gables of Lucy Maud Montgomery in turkish language. I ll buy and read it immediately. Very thank you. I am interested in Old England history very much and I am trying to learn by reading so many books about it.
    I am really very happy that I met you. Really I am very happy that I am learning so many things from my blog friends. I think friendship means just this.. Best wishes..

  3. Sevgili Alanay çok çok teşekkür ederim. Biraz amatör işi oldu ben de onu parlak simlerle süsledim. Tema olarak bana çok ilginç geldi bu tablo. Konu olarak da ilginç ve mitolojik. Böyle şeyler de çok ilgimi çekiyor. Çok teşekkür ederim gerçekten güzel yorumların için arkadaşım. Çok selam ve sevgilerimle..