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In 1911, John William Waterhouse portrayed his interpretation of the Goddess Brizo in the oil painting entitled The Charmer. The character derived from ancient Greek mythology and was the protector of sailors and fishermen, known as a charming woman. Her original name in Greek means “to slumber,” as she would soothe those around her and was a specialist in interpreting dreams. Brizo was worshiped mostly by the women who lived on the Greek island of Delos – the birthplace of important mythological characters, like Apollo and Artemis. These women would send food offerings to the Goddess in small boats in the ocean, but with the exception of fish.
Painted during the peak and final stage of his artistic career, The Charmer represents the Pre-Raphaelite representation of a mythological theme. As the name of the movement states, these artists were interested in art prior to the Renaissance artist, Raphael, focusing on Victorian subjects and Arthurian legends, as well as the culture of ancient Greece. The British brotherhood began near the time of Waterhouse’s birth, and he was able to preserve the ideals of the group. The painter had a Classic background studying art at the Royal Academy in London, as well as exhibiting his work at their prestigious art shows throughout his career – with the exception of a couple of years.
The oil painting The Charmer portrays the gentle and calming image of Brizo as she sits near the water. The artist placed the model in the middle of a long, vertical canvas, but shifted slightly upward – possibly obeying the Golden rule, a set of proportions seen in nature and reproduced by Classic artists. The model’s body is seen sideways, sitting on rocks and playing an instrument similar to the harp called a lyre, made from dark wood. Her light skin vibrates from the dark trees in the background, and her dark hair is pulled back in a bun. The Goddess is wearing a turquoise dress that exposes her shoulder, and her bare feet are near the bouncing fishes in the water, which seem to respond to her music. The gray rocks reflect the green pigments of the water, and some vegetation grows in between the cracks, as well as some pink flowers. By the model’s body, a tree grows over the boulder with thick roots.
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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Charmer 1911, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Charmer 1911 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
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When purchasing a painting on its own, it will arrive rolled inside a secure plastic tube with an extra 1.5" of white canvas on all sides so you can easily frame it in any local frame shop.
You may choose to purchase your painting framed, in which case, it will arrive "ready to hang". We offer more than 20 beautiful models, all hand finished and expertly assembled by our experienced framers.
Note that for safety reasons we can only frame up to a certain size. Once the maximum size is reached the framing option is automatically disabled.
If you are planning to frame your painting yourself,
use an existing frame, or frame it locally, you may choose to order your painting with a stretching service,
meaning that it will arrive mounted on wooden bars.
If you're considering not framing your painting at all, you may opt for a Gallery Wrap. The term Gallery Wrap refers to the way the canvas is stretched, which is by wrapping it around thick stretcher bars, about 1.5 inch thick, with the canvas being secured to the back rather than the sides of those bars.
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