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 Week’s Inspirational Work
Snow Shadows by Tom Thomsom
This is my last pick for the year and I wanted to pick something with rich winter colors. I chose Tom Thomson’s Snow Shadows because of this reason. Snow in the twilight can be gorgeous. This work was painted in the Spring of 1916. There are very few paintings by Tom Thomson because his life was tragically cut short by a canoe accident in the Summer of 1917.
His later work (of which this is) has had a great influence on Canadian art—paintings such as The Jack Pine and The West Wind have taken a prominent place in the culture of Canada and are some of the country’s most iconic works.
I actually had not heard of Tom Thomson until I was watching one of my favorite Canadian shows, Murdock, and Tom Thomson was shown as a young art student. I checked him out and loved his rich colors carried out in a thick impasto style.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tuesday, December 14th. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, December 15th.
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.
Hope to see you at there!