Paintings in Tate Gallery (London United Kingdom)

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The Lady of Shalott is a Victorian ballad by the English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. The contemporary painter John William Waterhouse has portrayed the poem on the canvas. The poem is about a cursed lady who lives isolated on an island in a castle. She is lonely and the local farmer doesn’t know about her existence as she lives in isolation. As the poem describes because of the curse upon her, she is not allowed to directly see the world. But, to do that she uses a mirror and by the glancing at those reflections she keeps weaving the images. But, one day when she sees Lancelot, the knight she can’t resist herself and goes outside. To pursue the knight, she takes a boat and […]

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