Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Beauty or a Beast of a New Year?

Yeah, it's a pun :)

Happy New Year, TBN readers! Today I thought I'd share with you a book I've recently read and adored. It's a picture book of Beauty and the Beast illustrated by Angela Barrett. Several reviews of her work use the words "Pre-Raphaelite inspired", and I loved how very moody and beautiful every artwork was in the book, but I felt this image especially reminded me of the PRB:

The image of Beauty's two sisters warming their feet by the fire looks very much inspired by Rossetti's sketches of his dear wife, Lizzie Siddal. Yes?

Happy New Year, one and all!


Hermes said...

That is gorgeous - what a fantastic book.

Grace said...

The whole book is just gorgeous!!