Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Solitaire Miles and Arthur Hughes
I've long admired the digital art of Solitaire Miles, but recently, she has started to move some of her work in the direction of Victorian and classical influences. A few of her most recent pieces take my breath away with how very reminiscent of the greatest romantic art they are. But especially I wanted to share this piece. In her description (where she also includes a poem, as the Pre-Raphaelites often did when displaying their works), she mentions that she was inspired by Maxfield Parrish, but as soon as I saw this image, I thought of Arthur Hughes, and his love for using this shade of violet (and beautiful wide-eyed young women) in his artworks.
I confess, since purple is my favorite color, I am biased in my admiration of Arthur Hughes' art. But while looking for images for this post, I came across the above images, and the one right above made me catch my breath...I own that gown!! Purple velvet, square neckline, ties down each arm. No wonder why I love his art!
Thanks to Solitaire Miles for allowing me to use her beautiful image in this post.