The painting Sleep and His Half Brother Death is one of Waterhouse best painting. It shows two figures reclining in short bed in a lighted room. The posture of the figure shows some sort of fatigue. The boy slept outside was illuminated by the light while his half brother was enshrouded by the shadow. This is a subtle contrast, suggesting the diaphragm of life and death. The two boys are just look the same but something different, which initiated ponder of people life.
One of Waterhouse most famous paintings reproductions is "The Lady of Shalott", a study of Elaine of Astolat, who dies of grief when Lancelot will not love her. He actually painted three different versions of this character, in 1888, 1896, and 1916.
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