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Jason and Medea

John William Waterhouse

Jason and Medea

John William Waterhouse
  • Date: 1907
  • Style: Romanticism
  • Genre: mythological painting
  • Media: oil, canvas
  • Tag: Greek-and-Roman-Mythology, Medea, Jason, heroes
  • Dimensions: 105.4 x 131.4 cm
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Jason and Medea is an oil painting in the Pre-Raphaelite style created by John William Waterhouse in 1907.

The painting depicts the Colchian princess, Medea, preparing a magic potion for Jason to enable him to complete the tasks set for him by her father, Aeëtes.

Medea's determined facial expression shows a characterization consistent with that of Greek literature, particularly Euripides' tragedy Medea.

The painting is thematically and visually similar to Waterhouse's The Magic Circle.

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