Whilst art has never been my calling, I do still appreciate it, and after several recent comments comparing my style to the ethereal figures in Pre-Raphaelite paintings, I thought it was about time for a slightly more cultured blog banner. I did some research into a handful of these pieces, and my favourites made it into my new banner! Here is a run down of the final six, their artists, and their dates.
Rossetti's Veronica Veronese 1872 (left) and La Ghirlandata 1873 (right).
Anthony Frederick Sandys' Love's Shadow 1867 (left) and John William Waterhouse's My Sweet Rose 1908 (right).
Sophie Gengembre Anderson's (1823-1903) Take the Fair Face of Woman (left) and Henry Nelson O'Neil's Ophelia 1874 (right).
I am so pleased with the final result! What more could you ask for in a banner than glorious red heads, flowers, Hamlet references, butterflies and immaculate brush strokes? I will miss my old, hand drawn banner, however I'm sure I'll find a place for it somewhere! What do you think of it?
Before I go, I must ask that you check out the Undercover Dress-Up Lover, who posted an interview with me yesterday. She got me opening up about a fair few things such as the development of my personal style and my opinion on my local street style - might be worth a read!