1- The number seven is very present in Waterhouse's work, for instance in Ulysses and the Sirens (1891) and in Hylas and the Nymphs (1896).
2- His paintings are often composed around circles and half-circles, as if the spectator was invited to join the characters in their mysterious world.
4- Beautiful women (or magic creatures) with silky ivory skin are almost always at the centre of his paintings. Their attractiveness is often mixed with a hint of danger, portraying the ambivalent feelings of victorian men towards the growing place of women in their society.
6- The stories told by Waterhouse are filled with magic, mystery and dreams, going as far as bewitching spectators standing in front of the masterpieces.
7- And a last discovery, a painting I had never seen which enchanted me with the strength of its colour, of its contrasts and of its character...
The exhibition will be presented until February 7th, 2010.