Thursday, December 24, 2009

Florence + the Machine

Lisa first brought Florence + the Machine to my attention several months ago, but I'll admit that at first I wasn't sure what to think of her. In some ways, her style and music and videos were all very medieval-romantic, Pre-Raphaelite-esque. But in other ways, it was very very much not. But both she and her music grew on me immensely, and now I love her!

Tonight as we were exchanging Christmas gifts with my in-laws and family, I received her CD and was able to look through the album booklet. Much to my delight, I found a Pre-Raphaelite surprise hidden in one of her pictures...a Rossetti sketch of Lizzie at the far left of this picture. (not to mention that her pose and the held pomegranate are quite classical too)

If you want to try Pre-Raphaelite romance with a modern twist, try her music! These two videos will show what I mean better than anything.


John said...

Hi Grace! Congratulations for your beautiful blog. Have you seen the music video for "Shake it out" by Florence + The Machine? I think she looks just like Elizabeth Siddal in it.

Grace said...

John, I adore that video. I can definitely see the Lizzie resemblance from the scenes in the masked ball, but when she goes out on the tree limb, it's utterly a Maxfield Parrish painting incarnate.

She definitely is a modern Stunner! :)