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From the deep waters : maidens of myth and mystery /

by Takamiya, Toshiyuki [contributor of essay].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 110 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0811814858 :.Subject(s): Women in art | Women -- Mythology -- Pictorial works | Painting -- Themes, motivesSummary: The lure of the siren, the comeliness of the mermaid, the elgiac beauty of Ophelia - on page after page of haunting paintings by such artists as J. W. Waterhouse, Frederick Lord Leighton, Gustav Klimt, Edward Burne-Jones, and other visionary artists, this exquisite volume takes a mystical journey into the deep waters where romantic art flows together with female enigma and timeless mystery. These sensuous images - many inspired by scenes from such classics as Shakespeare's Hamlet, Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," Homer's Odyssey - seduce the eye and beguile the mind, making From the Deep Waters a visual delight and a volume to be treasured.
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First published: Japan : Treville, 1993.

The lure of the siren, the comeliness of the mermaid, the elgiac beauty of Ophelia - on page after page of haunting paintings by such artists as J. W. Waterhouse, Frederick Lord Leighton, Gustav Klimt, Edward Burne-Jones, and other visionary artists, this exquisite volume takes a mystical journey into the deep waters where romantic art flows together with female enigma and timeless mystery. These sensuous images - many inspired by scenes from such classics as Shakespeare's Hamlet, Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott," Homer's Odyssey - seduce the eye and beguile the mind, making From the Deep Waters a visual delight and a volume to be treasured.

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