Browsing through one of my favorite illustrator’s blog, I fell upon images of yet another alum of the now iconic Harry Potter franchise. Captured by renown photographer, Yuval Hen, Bonnie Wright of Ginny Weasley fame more than graces the soft-focus, saturated images, she becomes the living embodiment of Romantic Period art, enveloped in rich color, lux surroundings. Her perfect English Rose complexion, fading embers red hair and lips aflame, the quintessence of artful beauty, Bonnie’s image speaks of a deep-seated sophistication, wisdom beyond her youth and an unimaginable longing for lost love. See how she wears that red lip so naturally, yet blends into the wistful, ethereal grandeur of her surroundings.
In this day and age where analog high art is shoved aside for the immediacy of digital art, fast moving visual media and media in general, where words move faster than true thought, and where scandals sprout and fizzle in the blink of an eye, it is wonderful to see nods to the great minds of the past who moved the art world forward.
(I need to try a beauty tutorial on this makeup look. What do you think? How do you like these images?)