One of the easiest ways to understand art is by examining the intersections between various artistic disciplines; for example, the relationship between clothing and art.
Paul Klee (1879-1940), a German and Swiss painter, straddled artistic media and styles, as well as various disciplines, including visual art, music, theory, and poetry.
In my last post influenced by Klee, it was striking to see the range of differences between the works, as well as the shared color and shape sensibility. Whether painting, drawing, writing, or music, Klee's work is relatable across media.
I personally find it most enlightening to read his poetry as a companion to his artwork.
Individuality?is not of the substance of elements.It is an organism, indivisiblyoccupiedby elementary objects of a divergent character:if youwere to attempt division, these partswould die.Myself,for instance: an entire dramatic company.--Paul Klee
Inspired by Klee's work, I wore a dress and hat reminiscent of his palette and favor for geometric shapes, yet reflected my personal sense of style and individuality, like all artistic interpretations.
I'm wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs dress, Cynthia Rowley x Roxy sandals, Juicy Couture straw tote, and a straw hat by Maria Bonita Extra.
What does individuality mean to you?
[Klee images from allpaintings.org, poetry4beauty.blogspot.com, and chinaoilpainting.com, respectively.]