The Wendy Bevan Starless Night Series is Exceptionally Touching

 - Jun 24, 2011
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The Wendy Bevan Starless Night photo series captures the raw emotion and striking beauty of some of the most celebrated classic works in Art history. Her photographs are nearly mistakable for paintings, an effect accomplished through the incredible lighting and styling behind them.

The incredibly powerful images in the series portray women whose emotions can only be described as quiet desperation. Some of the portraits are accompanied by phrases like, "You left poison in my heart" or "The one that haunts me so," sentiments of hurt, embitterment and lost love, which is exactly what the women are conveying through their bodies and faces.

The incredible styling and hair for this photo series was done by Tomihiro Kono and is based on Illustrations by Izzie Klingels. The staging, lighting and styling are photographic elements that come together in such a beautiful way like pieces of a puzzle to create these astounding photos. Bevan's work has been featured in Russian Vogue, Italian Marie Clair, British Harpers BAZAAT, Nylon and many other international editorials.

Implications - Talented artists that create paintings that are photorealistic, as well as photos that are painting-like in nature, are reminiscent of some of classic art's greats, which generates consumer buzz among the art appreciating public. Additionally, art that portrays emotions that the everyday person can relate to or has experienced is popular for consumers looking to connect with the artist behind the work.