Tuesday, 28 April 2009

PreRaphaelite Altered Art

As well as working with vintage photographs I also like to alter Pre Raphaelite images. I have enjoyed Pre Raphaelite Art for many years now, the likes of Waterhouse, Millais, Rossetti etc... have always inspired me. The images are so dreamy and whimsical, which is why I guess they appeal to me so much.
The beautiful detail in some of the paintings is amazing, take the image above for example, look how stunning her silk dress looks, it actually looks like silk, I imagine that if you reached out and touched it you'd actually feel silk!

Many of the images from this era are perfect for altering into Whimsical Creatures such as fairies, they are just crying out for a pair of gossamer thin wings to turn them into the daintiest of fairies.

A while back I visited the Tate Gallery in London and saw some of the Pre Raphaelite Art "in the flesh" and it is breath taking, most of the pieces are much larger than I realised and so, so much more beautiful than they appear in print. And to top it all off the frames that they reside in are beyond words.....stunning!! Well worth a visit!


Ann said...

these are treasures for the eyes!!!

Elaine A said...

Amanda -

Stunning, simply stunning! What beautiful objects of art you have created.

Elaine Allen

QueenBe said...

I'm so glad you brought me to your blog. Very inspiring and I will be sure and visit again!

Karen Valentine said...

I am never disappointed when I come and visit you. Your work is so incredibly beautiful and so very distinctive. Thank you for sharing!

xx Karen

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Thank you so much for visiting me Mandy. Your blog is amazing too. I love all your work and loved the post about your paper mache doll workshop. I'm sure that was a blast.
Come by and visit soon.

RowanDeVoe said...

These pieces are so gorgeous! I love them all!

Bee Serendipitous said...

They are all stunning...I love the wings on the one that is laying on the garden sign...pure enchantment..Peace 2 "U" Marlene