John William Waterhouse Oil Painting Reproductions
Most recognized as a Romance painter, John William Waterhouse possessed an undeniable gift for bringing the mystic qualities of nature to life as well as capturing the true beauty of the female persona. Also called the “Modern Pre-Raphaelite,” Waterhouse revived the artistic methods and philosophies of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood for a period of time during his own esteemed career as a painter, though it was several decades after the height of the movement, itself. Today, the best way to add the romance and mysticism of the works of John William Waterhouse to your own collection is with oil painting reproductions.
Unlike computer generated graphic prints on paper or canvas – such as giclees – oil painting reproductions are hand painted replicas. The highly specialized process behind this type of fine art reproduction results in museum quality replicas which are barely discernible from the original when properly framed and displayed in correct lighting.
Each reproduction oil painting is custom commissioned to an artist experienced in the methods and techniques used by the famous romance painter. The process involves many intricate steps, each of which is inspected prior to moving on to the next step to ensure the most accurate representation of the original painting.
Oil painting reproductions are created on original size canvas, beginning with hand sketching of the broad details, followed by the finer details. Then paint and textures are applied layer by layer, in keeping with the process used in the original which helps to ensure the most accurate recreation of even the finest details. Identical materials are used in the reproduction oil painting process, as well. In the case of John William Waterhouse during his Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood phase, for example, tempera pigments and techniques would be used instead of the more common oil paints used by many other artists. The materials used in the original masterpiece are the materials used in the reproduction – this is the only way to create an identical replica of any painting.
A lot of time, care and specialized knowledge, education and experience are involved in the process of creating accurate, detailed reproduction oil paintings. The results, however, are well worth the effort – museum quality oil painting reproductions which are identical to the originals. When care is taken to ensure quality framing and proper lighting, these hand painted oil painting reproductions are nearly impossible to distinguish from the original, and can be expected to last for multiple generations. Many will even increase in value over time, so these artworks are a sensible investment, as well.
Most of the works of John William Waterhouse are already licensed for reproduction (as are the works of many other famous artists), so your favorite masterpiece from the “Modern Pre-Raphaelite” can simply be ordered for reproduction. However, custom commissioned oil painting reproductions are available as well, for those who desire a replica of a perhaps “rarer” piece than what is shown in the catalogue. Regardless of which artwork speaks to you, adding a piece from the John William Waterhouse collection is a sure way to add a sense of romance to your own.