I wore this outfit yesterday in honor of Pablo Picasso's 129th birthday. Arguably the most important artist of the 20th century, Picasso is mostly known for Cubism and political works like Guernica. [Click images to enlarge.]
However, my favorite Picasso pieces are from his earlier Rose Period. The intimate portrayals of harlequins and their families have always fascinated me with their uncharacteristic warmth and peculiar subjects.
A traveling family of circus performers.
What great outfits!
This family portrait is my favorite--that monkey is just too human-like!
I'll admit that I picked this sweater dress off the rack at Goodwill almost solely because it reminded me of Picasso's harlequins. The rose color and diamond motif immediately brought these works to mind. The fact that it is sequined and actually fit me were added bonuses in my decision to spend a whopping $3.99 to take it home.
I'm wearing a vintage sequined sweater dress, Hue tights, and NYLA wedges. I've really been getting a lot of wear out of blue tights recently! The color of these is more Cornflower than last week's Windjammer.
Happy Belated, Picasso!
[Picasso images from theresawilliams-author.blogspot.com, artchive.com, artsfairies.com, my.opera.com, respectively.]