Earlier today, I commented on photo-trickery. Now, I shall turn to photo-manipulation for this, my second post of the day.
My inspiration for this exercise derives from The Lady of Shalott.
Initially, I only knew of the painting by John William Waterhouse; through my research I discovered the poem of the same name, by Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
I was amazed but not surprised to discover that the aforementioned poem, written in 1832, had in fact been the inspiration for this stunning painting, created by Waterhouse in 1888. As it turns out, Tennyson’s poem had been the inspiration behind a number of paintings by the Pre-Raphaelite artists, of which Waterhouse was one.
I felt similarly inspired upon reading the poem and so I decided to include it my final piece.
In order to do this, I ran a reproduction of the picture, sourced from Wikimedia Commons, through Skitch, and then later on through Typic. I then took one stanza from the second part of the poem and placed it over the reproduction of the painting. I have posted the resulting image below this post.
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