Lady of Shalott | Art Analysis (Video Essay)
Here, we examine John William Waterhouse’s Pre-Raphaelite painting “The Lady of Shalott”. Through a little art history, we uncover the hidden meanings in the painting, it’s situation in the story of art, and its relevance to us now. I argue that the Lady of Shalott itself is a defence of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.
The Independent article is a really good place to start reading more about Pre-Raphaelites generally: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/pre-raphaelites-rebels-with-a-cause-8122129.html