Top ten British masterpieces
The Lady of Shalott painted by John William Waterhouse in 1888
This particular master piece can be seen by visiting the Tate Britain situated in London. This masterpiece was inspired by none other than the lyrical ballad by Alfred Lord Tennyson which was also named on the painting’s name. The painting shows a sad woman whose undying love for Lord Lancelot brought upon a curse that ultimately resulted in her death. In the poem.
Ophelia painted by John Everett Millais in 1851–52
This is another painting that depicts the undying love of a doomed woman named Ophelia, who sadly goes mad because of Hamlet who constantly taunt her and later falls and then drowns. The model that was used for creating this masterpiece was made to lie fully dressed in a bathtub full of cold water. This story yet again became infamous.
Head VI painted by Francis Bacon in 1949
Bacon was somehow inspired by a medical book of mouth diseases and decided to paint a picture of Pope Innocent IX where his head can be seen being eaten alive by a mouth. In later years of his life, Bacon admitted that his head series of paintings were silly, but nonetheless, they became very famous.
Gassed painted by John Singer Sargent in 1919
You can find this painting at the Imperial War Museum in London. Surprisingly, the painting is over 6 meters which depicts an epic war where some soldiers are seen making their way towards a military hospital after a brutal attack of mustard gas that leaves several men injured. There is a lot of emotion and passion in this painting.
Man’s Head (Self Portrait I) by Lucian Freud in 1963
Freud painted this masterpiece when he was still in his early forties. He used some paint (textured that was heavy) to make this self-portrait, and laid it on canvas in a bold manner with contrasting shades.