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Breaking by KanchanCollage Breaking by KanchanCollage
Paper collage. Woman painted by Waterhouse.

Addendum 3/24/13.
The Lady of Shalott is a lesser known character in the stories and poems of Camelot and King Arthur. Her poem was written by Alfred Lord Tennyson.
She was cursed to be trapped in a tower, unable to leave unless she die. She could only look at the world through a mirror. She pines and wishes to be able to be among the people she sees walking and on the river going to Camelot. One person she sees is Lancelot, and because she pines for him she is often considered to be Elaine of Astolat.

Excerpt from Part 3

She floated down to Camelot;
And as the boat-head wound along
The willowy hills and fields among,
They heard her singing her last song,
The Lady of Shalott.

Heard a carol, mournful, holy,
Chanted loudly, chanted lowly,
Till her blood was frozen slowly,
And her eyes were darken'd wholly,
Singing in her song she died,
The Lady of Shalott.

And they cross'd themselves for fear,
All the knights at Camelot:
But Lancelot mused a little space;
He said, "She has a lovely face;
God in his mercy lend her grace,
The Lady of Shalott".

John William Waterhouse painted her three times. She is often confused with Ophelia because of her watery death, and her knowing intent to die as she approached the water.~K
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derekjones Jun 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that mix of Waterhouse and Klimt is seductive.... presume you have given this one away or better still sold it?
KanchanCollage Jun 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
I’m trying to hold on to it, I love it too.
I I love it too much to sell/trade.
I made it in the hospital after a week long ordeal after my spinal surgery got complicated and two hospitalizations.
I’ve regretted giving or selling quite a few, so I’m more careful now.
It’s like one of the few kittens in the litter you go send off to someone else.

[link] I've sold.
[link] I want to keep.
[link] I’ve sold.
[link] I gave my Mom for a friend of the family (she was nice enough to e-mail back a photo of it in her home).

What about [link]?

Does it have to be Waterhouse? I have several by other victorian arists in the same vein.
I can check on some Mucha/Klimt combinations, or Bouguereau?

You must hunt some more!
derekjones Jun 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
will keep on keeping on
A '60s vibe to this, which you know I am going to love!
KanchanCollage Sep 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
Really? This one? I’m not seeing it.
I will have to expound on this at some point! But then my sixties may differ from your sixties. it was a time for a lot of different pathways. :)
silver-ships-fly Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful :heart:
KanchanCollage Sep 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!,
KanchanCollage Sep 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you my friend!
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