Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Hair Biting Euphoric Vision


This gorgeous image from Vlada Roslyakova by Pierluigi Maco for Vogue China, January 2007 reminds me a little of Beata Beatrix. Gorgeous. It also continues the longstanding Pre-Raphaelite tradition of hair-biting.



Edited to add...I KNEW this photo reminded me of a specific work, but I didn't come across it in Googling. Thank you, dear Stephanie, for identifying it!!! Rossetti's sketch of Lizzie as Delia:



9 comments:

Stephanie Pina said...

I love this, it reminds me SO much of Rossetti's study of Elizabeth Siddal as Delia http://www.lizziesiddal.com/html/elizabeth_siddal_as_delia.html

Stephanie Pina said...

:) Let me try that link again: http://www.lizziesiddal.com/html/elizabeth_siddal_as_delia.html

Hermes said...

Fantastic find - love it.

Lunae said...

HI!! I'm working on a new vision of the prerraphaelites in digital photography, and I think your blog is so interesting for my work. But I have a question. The second image in this post, that drawing...is it by rossetti, or maybe it could be by sandys for his "love's shadow"? Thanks!

Grace said...

Stephanie, you ROCK. I added the image :)

Hermes, thanks!

Lunae, thank you for the kind words! I will admit I just grabbed and ran with the original image, but thanks to Olivia on FB, I found the source:

http://www.bridgemanart.com/image/Sandys-Anthony-Frederick-Augustus-1829-1904/Proud-Maisie-1903-pencil-and-red-chalk-on-paper/7dba840cb1384a049a2a4d4963e56975?key=sandys&filter=CBPOIHV&thumb=x150&num=15&page=6

Grace said...

In case that link doesn't work, it is indeed Sandys, Proud Maisie, 1903 (pencil and red chalk on paper)

Pegasus said...

Just... fantastic!

LauraK said...

Beautiful photograph!

Sheila said...

The photo is pretty, but that red chalk and pencil drawing....wow....the hair is so striking! I've never seen that drawing before....

By the way, went to the Dickens Fair today and sat at the artist salon. I sketched "Lizzie" posing as Ophelia while sitting next to a sketching "John Everett Millais". :) Didn't take photos and it seemed to go so fast! I barely felt like I'd started.... I wish they'd have a longer block of time for it.