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The Lady of Shalott  There she weaves by night and day    A magic web with colours gay.    She has heard a whisper say,    A curse is on her if she stay        To look down to Camelot.    She knows not what the curse may be,    And so she weaveth steadily,    And little other care heat she,        The Lady of Shalott.

John William Waterhouse’s “The Lady of Shalott” - 1888

The Lady of Shalott There she weaves by night and day A magic web with colours gay. She has heard a whisper say, A curse is on her if she stay To look down to Camelot. She knows not what the curse may be, And so she weaveth steadily, And little other care heat she, The Lady of Shalott.

Joseph Mallord William Turner  (British, 1775–1851). Tintern Abbey: The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794

Ruin Lust review – transience, doom and lyrical melancholy

Joseph Mallord William Turner (British, 1775–1851). Tintern Abbey: The Crossing and Chancel, Looking towards the East Window, 1794

"After Lunch" Patrick Caulfield. Caulfield's paintings explore alternative ways of picturing the world. After Lunch was one of his earliest works to combine different styles of representation. Caulfield deliberately makes the relationship between these varying representational methods uneasy and ambiguous, so that the picture appears more real than the everyday world around it.

"After Lunch" Patrick Caulfield. Caulfield's paintings explore alternative ways of picturing the world. After Lunch was one of his earliest works to combine different styles of representation. Caulfield deliberately makes the relationship between these varying representational methods uneasy and ambiguous, so that the picture appears more real than the everyday world around it.

"Chatterton" by Henry Wallis 1856.  Thomas Chatterton (1752-70) was an 18th Century poet, a Romantic figure whose melancholy temperament and early suicide captured the imagination of numerous artists and writers.

"Chatterton" by Henry Wallis 1856. Thomas Chatterton (1752-70) was an 18th Century poet, a Romantic figure whose melancholy temperament and early suicide captured the imagination of numerous artists and writers.

David Hockney - Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1971 (130 Kb); Acrylic on canvas, 304 x 213 cm (120 x 84 in)

David Hockney - Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1971 (130 Kb); Acrylic on canvas, 304 x 213 cm (120 x 84 in)

David Hockney Now open at Tate Britain: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/david-hockney

Facing the truth about portraiture

David Hockney Now open at Tate Britain: http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/david-hockney

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