Tuesday, November 30, 2010

NEW SHADOWS



One day I'm wearing woolly tights and fur-lined boots and the next I'm tromping through the underbrush barelegged. Not that I'm complaining--I'll take fall as long as it wants to stick around.


This outfit and setting was inspired by an artist I recently discovered while perusing the MoMA collection. Per Kirkeby is a Danish Expressionist, currently living and working as a painter, sculptor, and filmmaker.

The painting below is entitled New Shadows. I love how Kirkeby's work appears abstract at first glance, but incorporates subtle figural elements.


Kirkeby began painting late in his artistic career, and is probably most well-known for his architectural works and set design for the New York City Ballet, but I think his paintings are extremely interesting.


There is something eerie about Kirkeby's paintings--the way the colors shift from dark to light and the unintelligible figures are quite mysterious.

I love the incredibly bold palette used by Kirkeby to achieve the deep space in these works.


I've really enjoyed utilizing the fall landscape as a background--it automatically adds a whole new dimension to my outfits.


I'm wearing a vintage silk dress, vintage belt, Franco Sarto boots, and a vintage button ring.


[Per Kirkeby images from moma.org, 30.media.tumblr.com, likeyou.com, and amblodon.um.dk, respectively.]

14 comments:

  1. truly great surprise when you schroll past the bold colours in the 7th picture to you in the 8th! Perfectly placed and a perfectly matched art with your day's outfit.

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  2. Amazing!!! You look so beautiful...
    Gorgeous photos and post.
    Lovely blog!!!

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  3. Those paintings would be perfection in my house.
    xoxo.

    http://glamkittenslitterbox.blogspot.com/

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  4. Hello,
    I found your blog through the Satorialist. You have a really cool idea of bringing art and fashion together, love it! I'm also an artist (I only had 2 college painting classes) but it's who I am. I haven't found a blog like your, it's unique and inspiring!

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  5. p.s. correction, not painting classes but drawing classes ;)

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  6. I love your silk dress and your inspiration. I really love the abstractness of the paintings.

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  7. I really like this ensemble! It looks like you took your inspiration directly from the paint, that's wonderful

    xx

    sftrend

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  8. thanks for the comment! hope you find some amazing vintage soon!!

    www.avintagelovestory.com

    xx

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  9. That ring is beautiful!! I find new ways to look at the paintings after I read your posts!! xoxoxoxo

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  10. i love this look and the paintings! you are one seriously stylish lady.

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  11. i love this print,i have one pant very similar.

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  12. What beautiful background staging for your pics! Autumn is my favorite time of the year. Sadly though, we already have snow!

    Maryjane xoxo

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  13. great pics!
    i realy love receiving your comments- so sweet! can't wait for MORE :) ...and have you seen k come karolina on bloglovin, facebook and twitter?

    xoxo from rome
    K.
    http://kcomekarolina.blogspot.com/

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