Boreas was created by John William Waterhouse who enjoyed great prestige around the world for his Pre-Raphaelite style. His several decades’ dedication to Pre-Raphaelite after its breakup earned him a moniker of “the modern Pre-Raphaelite”. Waterhouse
importance to detail in the background of his paintings as he did his foreground, he used muted colors so as not to distract from the main scene and yet they also reflect the feel and mood of the piece. The exquisite lines and elegant structures of the waving clothes Waterhouse painted shows the romanticism he wanted to express.