Childe Hassam’s “Strawberry Tea Set” for Style Imitating Art

Hello and welcome to my fourth selection of Style Imitating Art for the year!

Style Imitating Art

Style Imitating Art, at the moment, 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 Week’s Presenter

Well, that would be me!

This Week’s Inspirational Image

Strawberry Tea Set by Childe Hassam

I have chosen a painting by Childe Hassam. I present Strawberry Tea Set, painted in 1912. It is considered a part of Hassan’s open window series. In these paintings, a lone woman is usually dressed in a Kimono with a window behind her. This window can be open to the outside or covered with a thin, semi-opaque curtain that lets light in. Generally, not too much of the interior room is showing. There is usually a table in which light can be reflected.

Mary Cassant is probably the most well-known of America’s Impressionists, but Childe Hassam was also a very successful and popular artist in American representing this movement.

A complete log of his works can be found on his official site, Frederick C Hassam.org.

A short essay about his as an artist can be found on the Metropolitian Museum of Art.

And then there is our ever faithfu Wiki resource about his life HERE.

I think this is a beautiful work and hope it can inspire the closet hunt.

Have Some Fun & Join Us

Go take a look in your closet and see what you have. Put something together and send it to me at meadowtreestyle@gmail.com by a week from tomorrow, July,12th. I love getting those emails!

I think that’s it for now,

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