For the second installment of my Artfully Awear + Pantone series, I'm featuring Grenadine.
I originally intended to use this dress in relation to the flower paintings of Georgia O'Keeffe (see my previous post here), but when I came across Jason Martin's paintings on Artsy, the resemblance to both color and form was undeniable.
Martin's (b. 1970) paintings are almost sculptures, utilizing thick impasto, resembling brushstrokes. They are actually made using modeling paste on canvas.
The "brushstroke" is the subject of these monochrome works, and his paintings have been described as paying homage to Abstract Expressionism because of their focus on the process of painting itself.
They hearken back even to Suprematism, reminiscent of works such as Kazimir Malevich's Visual Realism of a Peasant Woman in Two Dimensions (Red Square), 1915, and even Piero Manzoni's Achrome series, which I discussed here.
I appreciate the paintings because of the way they collapse the realms of two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork, existing simultaneously as both.
Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA Ginger Strapless Ruffled Silk Dress (the color in my photos is closer to the actual hue)
Necklace: Emporio Armani (some options here)
Shoes: Lisa for Donald J. Pliner (75% off here!)
Leather clutch: Lauren Merkin (similar here in straw)
Photos by @kay_elle_pea, images from artsy.net