January 3, 2015

Drown Out

John Everett Millais and Steven MeiselAs one of the three founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, John Everett Millais, would create some of the most well-known imagery of the Pre-Raphaelite movement which looked to Quattrocento or 15th-century Italian art. Shakespeare often served as inspiration to the Pre-Raphaelites as seen in Millais’ 1851-52 painting Ophelia which portrays the tragic suicide of Ophelia in Hamlet. For Vogue‘s December issue in 2011, Steven Meisel took inspiration from the 19th-century movement, casting actress Saoirse Ronan as a Pre-Raphaelite “stunner.”

 

Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, 1851-2

Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais, 1851-2

 

 

Saoirse Ronan in The Cult of Beauty, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December, 2011

Saoirse Ronan in The Cult of Beauty, photographed by Steven Meisel for Vogue US December, 2011

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Loanemu

    October 12, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Reply

    Hey, thanks for the post.Much thanks again. Much obliged.

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