Hello and welcome to a new round of 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
This round is created by Shelbee.
These are just a few of Cindy Sherman’s works for her Untitled Film Stills from 1977-1980.
The series is now owned by the Museum of Modern Art and this is how they describe her work, “Shortly after moving to New York, she produced her Untitled Film Stills (1977–80), in which she put on guises and photographed herself in various settings with deliberately selected props to create scenes that resemble those from mid-20th-century B movies. Started when she was only 23, these images rely on female characters (and caricatures) such as the jaded seductress, the unhappy housewife, the jilted lover, and the vulnerable naif. Sherman used cinematic conventions to structure these photographs: they recall the film stills used to promote movies, from which the series takes its title. The 70 Film Stills immediately became flashpoints for conversations about feminism, postmodernism, and representation, and they remain her best-known works.”
This is going to be a fun one! I’m really glad that Shelbee has introduced her to us. Honestly, I’ve was not aware of this body of work. This is going to be a fun one!
Have Some Fun & Join Us
Go take a look in your closet and see what you have. Put something together and send it to Shelbee at email@example.com by a week from tomorrow, July 26th.
I think that’s it for now,
3 thoughts on “Photographs by Cindy Sherman for Style Imitating Art”
At first, I thought this was rather confined in that there was only one direction in which to go. But, my brain has been percolating…
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I did go just black and white but ran one of my pics through a black and white filter. It will be interesting to see how other people handle it.
I am so excited that you are as fascinated by this body of work as I am! I did make one of my photos black and white which turned out really cool. But I still like color photos better especially for outfit shoots! I am really excited to see how everyone interprets this!
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