Image Source: Tumblr via Il Bonito.
Here's another image for my series of Retro-Futurism, redefined on this blog as a Millennial phenomenon, wherein images and symbols from the past are reworked through digital tech into futuristic settings.
This image comes from the blogger at IlBonito, who found it on Tumblr: "Here is Taeyeon, singer of Korean girlgroup SNSD (aka Girls' Generation) re-imagined as a lady of the Round Table, knighting her squire with a light sabre." The Photoshop mash-up is taking Pre-Raphaelite imagery, which was in its time a 19th century look back on early medieval Arthurian legends, adding a Star Wars light sabre, and of course, Taeyeon.
The original painting, The Accolade (1901), by Edmund Blair Leighton (1852-1922), is below in cropped and uncropped versions. The painting is in a private collection. It took 110 years to produce the homage above.
Image Source: Wiki.
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