|Paolo and Francesca (1887) Gaetano Previata|
At first I thought it was just a clearer version of the painting, but on opening it, I realised it was something more. It is actually a photograph entitled The Lovers from 2010. The artists are Tania Brassesco and Lazlo Passi Norberto and by the end of this post you will be in love with them too.
|The Fairy Book|
|Daydream D G Rossetti|
I found the above image very Tissot-esque, one of his many pictures of Kathleen Newton, but actually it was one of many pictures inspired by the turn-of-the-century literary magazine Pèl & Ploma (Hair & Feather (pen/quill))...
Pèl & Ploma ran from 1899 to 1903 and was funded by the designer and illustrator Ramon Casa. His rather louche ladies with their upswept hair are beautifully repeated in Tania and Lazlo's photos, for example this...
Just too beautiful for words, as is this....
...which is referencing this...
|Music Gustav Klimt|
I think I am so overwhelmed because of the detail and care that has gone into breathing life into these paintings. These aren't just copies, gimmicks in life, these are moments of art, caught on a canvas just as surely as if they had come from a brush rather than a camera.
This image by Vittorio Corcos, entitled Dreams becomes a flawless photograph of such detail and care that it becomes hard to discern paint from pixel...
|Corcos' Dreams becomes....|
|Dreams by Tania Brassesco & Lazlo Passi Norberto|
Take something as perfect and delicate as Herbert Draper's Pot Pourri...
Well, obviously that was going to turn out to be swoon-worthy. Take a look at this and I dare you not to fall into a heap. I dare you!
God, I love my job. Insanely beautiful, all of it.
It seems that the beautiful redhaired lady in the pictures is Tania Brassesco and she and Lazlo set up the image and he then takes the picture. The two images above are homages to Summer (1878) by James Tissot and Lady with Hat and Feather Boa (1909) by Gustav Klimt. If it is possible to be in love with a couple, then I love these talented photographic artists.
Maybe if I beg long and loud enough, they will have an exhibition in England because I need to see these pictures in person. Plus I want The Lovers and Daydream hanging on my wall.