#AtoZChallenge Letter W

  is for Waterhouse John William Waterhouse was an artist who painted in the Pre-Raphaelite style, many years after the original  Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood had ceased to exist.  Today I am going to concentrate on his portrayal of The Lady of Shalott. Alfred, Lord Tennyson wrote the ballad set at the time of King Arthur, based on theContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter W”

#AtoZChallenge Letter V

 is for Vermeer Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter of domestic interior scenes of everyday seventeenth century life.  Vermeer worked slowly and with great care, and frequently used very expensive pigments. He is noted for his skillful portrayal of light.  He was a reasonably successful painter in his lifetime, but he left his wife and children inContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter V”

#AtoZChallenge Letter U

  is for Untermeyer – Louis Untermeyer One essential book I used throughout all the years I read poetry with 8 to 12 year olds was The Golden Treasury of Poetry, a superb anthology of poems collected by Louis Untermeyer. The anthology contains poems by famous poets such as Edward Lear, Ogden Nash, Lewis CarrollContinue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter U”

#AtoZChallenge Letter S

Continuing my theme of art inspiring literature:-  is for Starry Night   Van Gogh’s Starry Night is a painting which we all know and love.  Inevitably it has inspired verse. The Starry Night by Anne Sexton That does not keep me from having a terrible need of — shall I say the word — religion.Continue reading “#AtoZChallenge Letter S”