Style Imitating Art-Rosa Bonheur’s Sheep by the Sea

Hello and welcome to a Style Imitating Art roundup featuring all of you who submitted ideas for this round’s art inspiration.

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 Weeks Inspirational Work

Sheep by the Sea by Rosa Bonheur

I thought something calming was in order after my last two picks. This oil painting is by French artist Rosa Bonheur. It was painted following a trip to the Scottish Highlands in the Summer of 1855. Originally, this painting was commissioned by Empress Eugénie of France but Bonheur did exhibit it at the Salon in 1867 before it went into the Empress’s collection. It is now located at The National Museum of the Women in the Arts in Washington DC. Currently, the museum is closed for renovations.

Rosa Bonheur was a successful 18th century artist and served as an inspiration for future female artists.

Anna Klumpke, Rosa Bonheur, 1898; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the artist in memory of Rosa Bonheur, 1922

As far as the sheep; these sheep might be Cheviots which can be found in Scotland. Honestly, when I think of mainland Scottish sheep, Scottish Blackface is the first one that always comes to my mind (just a little extra sheep person talk).

Will You Join 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 Tuesday, November 2nd. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday November 3rd.

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.

Take care and create on!

3 thoughts on “Style Imitating Art-Rosa Bonheur’s Sheep by the Sea

  1. Terri, I am loving the calmness invoked from this image of sleep by the sea and the softer colors are really appealing to me. I have some ideas swirling through my head for this one. I am hoping to photograph it today before it starts raining and snowing for the next 10 days!


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