Photo Illustration by Luis G. Rendon/The Daily Beast/Instagram
Everyone say, “Thank you, Beyoncé.” On Thursday, the singer blessed our Instagram feeds with the stunning cover art for her hotly anticipated upcoming album, Renaissance.
In the breathtaking image, Queen Bey sits grandly atop a holographic horse pulsing with electric currents. She is nude save for a pair of stilettos and a spiky, spine-like, well, thing (is it jewelry? A sort of corset? I don’t know, but it looks incredible!) strategically covering anything that might be deemed NSFW.
It is, in a word, a masterpiece. Her hair, a center-parted cascade of golden, butt-length waves, is that of a pre-Raphaelite muse. Her perfectly posed body looks as though it was carved from marble by one of the genius sculptors of the era to which her album title refers. She is giving Lady Godiva, with a futuristic twist. She said, I studied my art history; I fuck with Botticelli.