Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Help me, TBN readers!

My fiance and I are getting married this October 3rd. And one of the things I've been pondering lately is how wonderful it would be if some of our wedding portraits were posed to look the same as a few classic Pre-Raphaelite artworks. So, dear readers, I ask you for your suggestions. I am looking for any beautifully posed Pre-Raphaelite artworks that show a man and a woman (doesn't have to be a bride and groom).

Go forth, my minions! :)

12 comments:

conteurlisa said...

I don't know if this qualifies. But one of my favorite paintings has always been The Kiss by Hayez. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kiss_(Hayez_painting)

Grace said...

Oh that definitely qualifies! I love that one too, and hadn't thought of it :)

Andi said...

JW WATERHOUSE:

http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/view.cfm?recordid=20

http://www.jwwaterhouse.com/view.cfm?recordid=113

EDMUND LEIGHTON

http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Edmund-Leighton/God-Speed-Print-C10048681.jpeg

FRANK DICKSEE

http://www.geocities.com/SouthBeach/Cove/4353/dicksee2.html

Hope that helps somewhat :D

Amanda Flynn said...

Are you having a Pre-Raphaelite themed wedding? I don't have any immediate picture ideas, but I thought you might get inspiration from my best friend's medieval/renaissance/fantasy wedding photos.

You can see them here: http.//grandadventure2.blogspot.com
and also some on my own blog...

Good luck! :)

Amanda Flynn said...

Oops. Goofed the link!

here: http://grandadventure2.blogspot.com/

and my blog: http://amandabethonline.blogspot.com

Grace said...

Our wedding will definitely have its touches of Pre-Raphaelite, since it's such a huge passion for me :)

Thanks for the link! Your friends wedding looks lovely :)

eskarina said...

congratulations! I am browsing through some paintings to serve your purpose...

eskarina said...

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a55/rosebud_05_/GodwardYouth_and_time_1901.jpg

http://freepages.family.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jacklee/Travel/travel_Manchester/images_Manchester/Art-Hunt-HirelingShepherd.jpg

I like the one below so much but the site offering it as a screensaver does not list the painter and the title, what a pity.
http://www.cassdesign.com/images/panel37.jpg

Amanda Flynn said...

Came across this one the other day and thought of you. Very sweet. :)

http://www.illusionsgallery.com/natural-magic.html

Grace said...

Wow...thank you so much for these suggestions! I really love the Illusions Gallery one, Amanda, and the last one you suggested, Eskarina!

eskarina said...

the last one I suggested (actually I think the other links don't work) is Hesperus by Joseph Noel Paton , Scottish Pre-Raphaelite. whichever you choose for your wedding picture, I'm sure you and your sweetheart will look very romantic (batting eyelashes) and very original.

Grace said...

:) Thank you!