Monday, November 21, 2011

Vogue Cult of Beauty with Saoirse Ronan

The Cult of Beauty exhibit is coming to the United States...San Francisco to be specific...and in celebration, the December issue of Vogue on newsstands tomorrow did a photo spread of the even-more-stunning-every time I see her Saoirse Ronan, in Pre-Raphaelite style.

The caption on the above image reads "The actress, in the flame colored locks that recurred throughout Pre-Raphaelite paintings, makes a compelling case for reviving neoclassical style."

The above is my favorite image of the bunch, but supposedly it's a ten page spread, so I am eager to see if there is more we haven't seen yet.

The above image, clearly inspired by Isabella, or the Pot of Basil, has a caption that reads "In response to industrialization, mid-nineteenth century artists in Britain ushered in an era of handcrafts and bohemian beauty."


If you're reading this blog, I should hope you recognize the inspiration for the above image. Hint: It rhymes with Mophelia...


"Antithetical to the highly embellished and corseted mood of the period, many Pre-Raphaelites adopted gently flowing frocks evocative of the Middle Ages."

Stunning. Just stunning. Mark my words: Saorise Ronan is the younger generation's Cate Blanchett.

19 comments:

Raine Szramski said...

This is beautiful. I NEED to get this issue! I'm waiting for YOUR big 10-page photoshoot too, Grace!!

Raine Szramski said...

This is absolutely beautiful! I NEED to get this issue. And I'm waiting for your big 10 page photoshoot, Grace!!

Raine Szramski said...

Hmm... sorry, I liked this so much I posted my comments twice. :) Oops. And I love her glow-in-the-dark pink/red hair!

The Painting Queen said...

Swoon! Breathtaking Beauty! So inspirational!

Joseph Simon said...

The first time that I saw Saoirse Ronan I saw a living Pre-Raphaelite embodiment. Stunning pictures!!!! I can't wait to get this issue. I will say that when I see Saoirse in these images I very well could see Ivory Flame doing very much the same.

Hermes said...

Saorise Ronan is the younger generation's Cate Blanchett.

Agreed such a great shoot.

Bryony said...

Gosh, she's looking very grown up all of a sudden. What a beautiful shoot this is.

Tess Avelland said...

Have ALWAYS loved Saoirse Ronan. She was nearly the only good thing about The Lovely Bones... Have you seen Atonement? Much better film and she's stunningly good in it. I just saw The Way Back and she had a smaller but well-acted part. Personally I always saw HER as Katniss in the Hunger Games film. Oh well.

She's fast becoming a fav actress, and now her etheral beauty is getting attention as she blossoms into a woman. Wonderful. :)

Valerie Meachum said...

I picked up the issue yesterday, but had to rush off to rehearsal and haven't looked at the spread yet. Looking forward to it when I'm done with work today!

Anonymous said...

I got my issue last night, and I almost died on the spot1 Not only am I a serious PRB fan (obviously, since I read this blog...) but my daughter's name is Saoirse as well. =)

~Lylassandra

Grace said...

So glad you all enjoy the images! I really flipped when I saw them.

Raine, aw shucks <3 I love the modern edge of the hair too.

Painting Queen, definitely inspirational! Any one of these images would make a great start for artwork.

Joseph, I always thought she had a touch of the ethereal and fey in her.

Hermes, glad you agree!!

Bryony, I told Tom every time I see her she looks so much older!

Tess, I really love Atonement and her role in it. Have you seen Hanna? There's something just so arresting about her, isn't there?

Valerie, I can't wait to see it when it comes in for me to process at the library!!

Lylassandra (speaking of beautiful names...love yours!) Saoirse has always been at the top in my list of names I'd use if I ever had a little girl :) How wonderful!

Kristie said...

The top photo looks more like Delerium from Neil Gaiman's Sandman comic...

Grace said...

Ah, you're right! I can definitely see it with the multicolor hair!

Sheila said...

Great blog! I also checked out your other blog....love your house!

I was trying to find a way to contact you directly so I wouldn't just blab all this in your comments section, but in case you've never heard of this, here ya go....you just might freak out! (*LOL*)

The Dickens Fair: http://www.dickensfair.com/

It's fun!

And check this out... They have a Pre-Raphaelite Artist Salon (!): http://atomicbearpress.com/tag/pre-raphaelite-artist-salon/

:-)

Grace said...

Hey Sheila! Thanks for the kind words. I had heard of the Dickens Faire...I would looove to go someday...but I had no idea they had the Pre-Raphaelite artist salon. SO wonderful!!!

I actually first heard of it through this magnificent video:
http://vimeo.com/2621242

Beautiful girls said...

great website, I like it. very good work here, Keep it up!

Sheila said...

Wow, what an eerie video and beautifully filmed, too. Thanks for sharing!

I want to check out the Salon and probably will sketch, too. I didn't realize they had that going on until I was there last weekend and saw it on the schedule. I love the idea of it!

(I saw that you're also a comic geek like I am.... I have a couple of head sketches from Adam Hughes inside his book, "Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes"....really great book if you're a Hughes' fan. Geeks unite!)

Grace said...

Hey Sheila!

LOVE Adam Hughes. And really, it's not that big a jump from the Pre-Raphaelites to his work...Pre-Raphs inspired Art Nouveau, and Art Nouveau is a big inspiration on Adam Hughes :) Tom and I have that book, and we love it! Apparently it went out of print really fast.

Please let me know if you go to the salon, and take pictures if possible. I'd love to do a post about that soon if you wouldn't mind.

Sheila said...

Adam is a great artist and yep, he's really into Art Nouveau. I could ramble on about all sorts of comic art/artists here, but will try to contain myself. Ha!

My guy and I will be heading back to the fair a couple more times, will check out the salon before it ends, and I'll update you. Go right ahead and blog about it... I'll look forward to reading it! :-) I can see myself forgetting the camera, but will still tell you what happened....

This is somewhat unrelated, but here's another event (haven't been to this yet, but plan to): http://edwardianball.com/ Any excuse I can come up with to wear my elaborate feather hair thing and costume stuff, I'm there!