Friday, February 27, 2015

Elizabeth Rainbow and A Red-Haired Mary Magda

I few more artistic depictions of redheads. The first cropped up in episode 2 of the BBC's Saints and Sinners: Britain's Millennium of Monasteries, fronted by Janina Ramirez. It's from a Cambridge University chapel/church (I think?) and shows a red-haired Mary Magdalene washing the feet of El Christo. It looks like quite a modern stained glass, but still pretty cool.

The second picture I'm sharing is the famous Rainbow Portrait of Elizabeth I. This might be my favourite image of Elizabeth. Filled with symbolism. The eyes and ears on the orange robe. The serpent on the arm. The inscription 'Non sine sole iris' translating as 'No rainbow without the sun'.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Regina Cordium and The Blind Girl

Two more pieces of red-hair art today - both Pre-Raphaelite :D

The first is an amazing pic. Regina Cordium (meaning 'Queen of Hearts') by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.

And the second is by fellow co-founder of the PRB, John Everett Millais, called The Blind Girl.