Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The lovely lady over at Le Progesseur Gothique has posted her monthly homework assignment. This month the task is to do a photo shoot, outfit, meal, etc based on your favorite piece of visual art or artwork. I haven't finished brainstorming on what I will submit yet, but this gives me the opportunity to get back into the blogging world and also spam you all (imaginary friends) with some of my favorite work from some of my favorite artists. Two artists will always have a special place in my heart, not just because of their beautiful work, but because their art has some sentimental meaning for me.

First, and always first in my heart...

Alphonse Mucha

I am drawn to the organic nature of his work, and to the Art Nouveau movement as a whole. When I was still in high school I was working at a Bead Store. The owner of this store was also a silver smith, he was the first to introduce me to Mucha and since that first introduction I have never stopped being drawn to his work.

The other artist who holds a special place in my heart is John William Waterhouse



These three images are ones that I have either had or currently have hanging in my house. There is something beautifully haunting about the works of Waterhouse. They not only represent a period of time in history that I find interesting but also a period in my life that was a starting point for me and my search for self.

That's it for this post. Wish me luck, coming up with a submission for Le Professeur is going to be a challenge!

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