Welcome to the first Style Imitating Art challenge for 2021. Also, welcome to my debut as the third leg of this wonderful endeavor. I feel privileged to get to take part in this creative challenge.
About Style Imitating Art
Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Daenel of Living Outside the Stacks and me. Style Imitating Art challenges us to draw style inspiration from pieces of art. Every other Monday one of us selects an inspiration image and we each post the image on our blogs. The following Monday we share our art-inspired outfits. The following Wednesday, the curator shares all of the submissions on her blog.
This Week’s Presenter
That would be me.
This Week’s Inspirational Image
I’m starting my tenure with Johannes Vermeer’s work “Girl With the Golden Earring”, which Vermeer painted around 1665 (he didn’t date it). Also known as “The Mona Lisa of the North”, this young woman has enchanted audiences. She has just turned her head and meets the eyes of the viewer. Is she about to tell us something?
A small oil painting (17.52 × 15.35 inches [44.5 × 39 cm]), is not a portrait but a tronie, a Dutch term for a character or type of person.
After an extended world tour in 2012, she will now never leave the Mauritshuis in The Hague.
Why Was I Inspired to Pick This Work?
I have a soft spot for pearls. Also, I am drawn to the colors used in the painting: blue, yellow, yellow ochre (even reminds me a bit of gold) and then there is that touch of white around the collar.
I just like Vermeer. We only have 36 of his paintings and they are mostly everyday people doing everyday things and you can invent stories about them.
Will You Join In the Fun?
I hope this art inspires you to create a look and that you will join us. Send me your picture of your SIA inspired outfit along with a small blurb on how you were inspired to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 12th. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday January 13th.
Anyone can participate and you certainly do not have to have a blog.
If you do share your inspirations on Instagram use the hashtag #StyleImitatingArt so we know you are there. You can also tag us in the images. Our Instagram names are: terrigardner_meadowtree, daenelt and 14shadesofgrey.
I would like to give a big thank you to Salazar and Daenel for letting me help with SIA. I started blogging years ago as a design and art blogger and slowly transformed into fashion and style. Style Imitating Art lets me combine these two loves.
Take care and create on!