Herbert james draper

Ballerina. Herbert James Draper (British, 1863-1920). Draper is best known for his dramatic and romantic paintings of sweeping mythological and literary subjects. His work displays a keen sense of drama and color, with subjects or entire art works depicted in a singular, closely related color . Although almost reaching a point of being monochromatic, Draper’s color style is clearly defined and brings about a dream like feeling. Ballerina is a primary example of Draper’s color use.

Ballerina. Herbert James Draper (British, 1863-1920). Draper is best known for his dramatic and romantic paintings of sweeping mythological and literary subjects. His work displays a keen sense of drama and color, with subjects or entire art works depicted in a singular, closely related color . Although almost reaching a point of being monochromatic, Draper’s color style is clearly defined and brings about a dream like feeling. Ballerina is a primary example of Draper’s color use.

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Detail of Herbert Draper's "The Gates of Dawn".  She's one of my all time favorites, see the whole painting.

Detail of Herbert Draper's "The Gates of Dawn". She's one of my all time favorites, see the whole painting.

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Herbert James Draper

Herbert James Draper

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Pot Pourri by Herbert James Draper, 1864-1920. 1897. Oil on canvas, 51 x 68.5 cm. Tate Gallery, London.

Pot Pourri by Herbert James Draper, 1864-1920. 1897. Oil on canvas, 51 x 68.5 cm. Tate Gallery, London.

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Herbert James Draper, A water baby.  oil on canvas. If only giving birth were as easy as strolling the beach...damnit.

Herbert James Draper, A water baby. oil on canvas. If only giving birth were as easy as strolling the beach...damnit.

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Herbert James Draper (English, 1864-1920). The Golden Rays

Herbert James Draper (English, 1864-1920). The Golden Rays

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"Day and the Dawnstar" (1906), Herbert James Draper

"Day and the Dawnstar" (1906), Herbert James Draper

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Herbert James Draper (1863-1920)  Lament for Icarus  Oil on canvas Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light

Herbert James Draper (1863-1920) Lament for Icarus Oil on canvas Never regret thy fall, O Icarus of the fearless flight For the greatest tragedy of them all Is never to feel the burning light

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Herbert James Draper(1863-1920), Study for "Flying Fish"

Herbert James Draper(1863-1920), Study for "Flying Fish"

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Study for Ulysses and the Sirens by Herbert James Draper, c. 1909 femalebeautyinart:

Study for Ulysses and the Sirens by Herbert James Draper, c. 1909 femalebeautyinart:

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