William Holman Hunt, The Haunted Manor, 1849

From the Tate Gallery:

Most of this landscape was painted in the open air in Wimbledon Park, in south-west London. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood believed strongly in painting directly from nature.The picture has a low view point, filled with close and fastidious studies of plants, rocks and water. The murky tones of the waterfall and tangled vegetation contrast strongly with the narrow, brightly-lit strip of landscape at the top of the picture. It is likely that this and the deserted manor house in the top right were added later, to give the scene a mysterious atmosphere.

 

Posted on September 11 2012, with 102 Notes

  1. notwiselybuttoowell reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  2. velvet-decades reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  3. tnbrando reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  4. tatrtotz reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  5. belle-ep0que reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  6. maketomi reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  7. notophelia reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  8. hightops-and-bobbysocks reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  9. etherial-creature reblogged this from rurzowykutzyk
  10. walklikeaghost reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  11. rurzowykutzyk reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  12. the-memoryofwhiteness reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  13. class47 reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  14. feu-follet reblogged this from dignified-and-old
  15. jirafas-andinas reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  16. ledernierdernier reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  17. xaidread reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  18. antarcticpandas reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  19. upintotheair reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  20. vection reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  21. janecanfly reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  22. dignified-and-old reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  23. keepcalmandbeanheroine reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  24. refinnejsetaerc reblogged this from cavetocanvas
  25. children-in-the-darkness reblogged this from cavetocanvas