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George Frederic Watts (23 februarie 1817 – 1 iulie 1904), pictor si sculptor englez

George Frederick Watts – Hope

George Frederick Watts – Paolo and Francesca

George Frederick Watts – Dame (Alice) Ellen Terry (‘Choosing’)

George Frederick Watts - Portrait of Lady Neville 1844

George Frederick Watts – Portrait of Lady Neville 1844

George Frederick Watts - May Prinsep

George Frederick Watts – May Prinsep

George Frederick Watts - Dorothy Tennant, Later Lady Stanley

George Frederick Watts – Dorothy Tennant, Later Lady Stanley

George Frederick Watts - Portrait Of The Countess Somers

George Frederick Watts – Portrait Of The Countess Somers

George Frederick Watts - Mrs George Augustus Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck and her Children

George Frederick Watts – Mrs George Augustus Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck and her Children

George Frederic Watts - The Honourable Mary Baring

George Frederic Watts – The Honourable Mary Baring

George Frederick Watts - Lady Margaret Beaumont and her Daughter

George Frederick Watts – Lady Margaret Beaumont and her Daughter

George Frederick Watts - Jane Senior

George Frederick Watts – Jane Senior

George Frederick Watts - Miss Georgina Treherne

George Frederick Watts – Miss Georgina Treherne

The Terry Sisters

George Frederick Watts – Self-Portrait

George Frederick Watts – Charity

George Frederick Watts – Ophelia

George Frederick Watts - Portrait of Eveleen Tennant, 1869

George Frederick Watts – Portrait of Eveleen Tennant, 1869

George Frederick Watts - Portrait of Sir John Everett Millais

George Frederick Watts – Portrait of Sir John Everett Millais

George Frederick Watts - Frederic Lord Leighton

George Frederick Watts – Frederic Lord Leighton

George Frederick Watts - Portrait Of Miss Lilian Macintosh

George Frederick Watts – Portrait Of Miss Lilian Macintosh

George Frederick Watts - Portrait Of The Artist's Wife Mary

George Frederick Watts – Portrait Of The Artist’s Wife Mary

George Frederick Watts - Self-portrait as a young man

George Frederick Watts – Self-portrait as a young man

George Frederick Watts - The Good Samaritan

George Frederick Watts – The Good Samaritan

George Frederic Watts (23 februarie 1817 – 1 iulie 1904) a fost un popular pictor si sculptor englez victorian, asociat miscarii simboliste. Watts a devenit cunoscut in timpul vietii pentru lucrarile lui alegorice, de exemplu,  „Hope” si „Love and Life”. Watts s-a nascut in Marylebone, Londra, fiul firav al unui constructor sarac de piane.Talentul sau a fost remarcat foarte devreme, a invatat sculptura de la varsta de 10 ani cu William Behnes, iar la varsta de 18 ani a intrat ca student la Royal Academy. A intrat in atentia publicului cu desenul intitulat Caractacus, cu care a participat la un concurs de picturi murale pentru noua cladire a Parlamentului de la Westminster in 1843. Watts a castigat primul sau premiu la acest concurs. In final, Watts a contribuit  foarte putin la decorarea peretilor de la Westminster, insa de atunci a  conceput ideea unei cladiri cu picturi murale care sa reprezinte evolutia  spirituala si sociala a umanitatii. Vizitand Italia in mijlocul anilor 1840, Watts s-a inspirat de picturile  lui Michelangelo de la Capela Sixtina si de cele pictate de Giotto la Capela Scrovegni, insa la reintoarcerea in Anglia nu a fost capabil sa obtina o cladire in care sa-si puna planul in aplicare. In consecinta, foarte multe dintre lucrarile lui sunt picturi conventionale in ulei, unele facand parte din cele pe care intentiona sa le foloseasca pentru House of Life. In anii 1860, in lucrarile lui Watts se observa influenta lui Rossetti.

In 1886 s-a recasatorit cu Mary Fraser-Tytler, designer si ceramist scotian,  36 de ani.

George Frederic Watts (23 februarie 1817 – 1 iulie 1904), pictor si sculptor englez

Tot in 23 februarie s-au nascut :

Edgar Ende(23 februarie 1901 – 27 decembrie 1965), pictor german suprarealist.

Augustus Edwin Mulready (23 februarie 1844 – 15 martie 1904), pictor englez.

Kazimir Malevici (* 23 februarie 1878 – 15 mai 1935), pictor și desenator rus.

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