Thursday, January 12, 2012

Watts and Vader

Thanks to this year's Spectrum book (18) (I do so love that compilation of the year's best fantastical art), I was introduced to this gorgeous image from the Star Wars universe, entitled "Vader's Dream" by Kirk Reinert. It shows Vader / Anakin with his beloved Padme, and the Dark Side battling for him. Beautiful! But of course I also immediately admired the artist's classic Victorian art inspiration....

..."Hope" by Watts.

I still definitely think of this as a case of an artist taking a Victorian romantic image and making it their own in an admirable way. Even a non-Star Wars fan like me can get behind an image so lovely and symbolic.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

More Effie Dakota

More shots of Dakota Fanning as Effie!

This one thanks to Phillip on Facebook, via this website. I LOVE this image, what with the Millais artworks right behind her.

These are freeze frames from some videos of photos posted on YouTube. No moving images, sadly, just photos, but I definitely think the costuming in this movie could be gorgeous too.


Effie Continuing Coverage

I for one am quite excited about the potential of another new film about a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood. And yes, I definitely count Effie Millais as a member of that group. Above is a new (to me) promotional shot of Dakota Fanning as Effie. Beautifully Pre-Raphaelite looking, isn't she?

I'll be keeping a close eye on this one!

New image is from an interesting new article about the movie and its conflicts, here.