A Mermaid

In 60 seconds: Waterhouse’s ‘A Mermaid’ by the Royal Academy of Arts

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Spend 60 seconds exploring the dark mythology behind John William Waterhouse RA’s ‘A Mermaid’.

Presented by the Royal Academy of Arts, learn about the dangerous enchantresses who lured sailors to watery graves. Possibly inspired by Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem ‘The Mermaid’ (1830), the painting depicts unsatisfied desires with gentle melancholy.

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09.02.2021 - 4 months ago
by Ellie Blake

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