Ladies Having Tea by Frederick Judd Waugh for Style Imitating Art

Hello and welcome to a new round of Style Imitation Art. This is my turn again, and also again, I am picked a work that is stocked full of inspiration.

My daughter saw this painting at an art museum she was attending and sent it to me because she thought it looked like something I would present. She was right. It is rich in color and patterns. One of my favorite features about the work is what looks to be oversized hat-pins in a huge vase on the left side of the work.

Painted in 1890, it is a bit after the gilded age, but still during the Victorian era. I feel the painting does reflect this age to a degree. We see plaids, Persian rugs, Oriental screens, reds and golds, celeriac green, and a bit of black for contrast.

Frederick Judd Waugh

Frederick Judd Waugh was an American artist, located on the east coast and is mainly known for marine scenes. But, if you look into his work deeper, you see that occasionally he strayed into domestic, floral, and even historical fantasy. Also notable is that during World War I, Waugh designed and help paint camouflage for the US Navy. Only one camouflaged boat was lost during the war.

How Can This Work Inspire Your Style?

Next Monday Salazar, Shelbee, and I will publish our interpretations of this work.

I hope this inspires you to create a look from your closet 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 by Tuesday, Tuesday, February 28th I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, March 1st.

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, @14shadesofgrey, and @shelbeeontheedge.

Hope to see you there!

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