Hello and welcome to a new round of Style Imitating Art!
About Style Imitating Art
Style Imitating Art is hosted by Salazar of 14 Shades of Grey, Shelbee of Shelbee On the Edge, 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 Weeks Curator
Salazar picked this round’s work.
This Week’s Inspirational Image
It’s an impressionist landscape called “Decline of the Day” by Emperor Ham Nghi, the 8th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last feudal dynasty of Vietnam. He was dethroned and exiled to Algiers by the French when he was only 16 years old for opposing their colonial rule. While in exile, he studied painting and sculpting and produced a lot of great works, though sadly most of these were lost during the Algerian War. Salazar was fascinated to learn of this (VietInese history books mostly stop at his exile, nothing more) and thought it would be great to feature one of his paintings in SIA.
Have Some Fun & Join Us
This painting is full of rich blues, greeens, pinks and red browns.
Salazar picked this landscape because of the special artist involved . Go take a look in your closet and see what you have. Put something together and send it to Salazar at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, Februrary 22th.
I think that’s it for now,