Breton Woman by Kanae Yamamoto for Style Imitating Art

Welcome to a new Style Imitating Art challenge!

If you are new to Style Imitating Art, here’s what it’s all about.

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 inspirational 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 Curator

Salazar is our curator for this round and has picked a woodblock print by a Japanese artist Kanae Yamamoto (24 October 1882 – 8 October 1946).

He is best known for the “creative prints” movement (as opposed to the commercial prints that usually come up when we think of Japanese woodblock prints) and for the mix of Western and Japanese styles in his art. I like this one for its simple and subdued color scheme, and although the subject matter is Western, the Japanese style and influence still come through clearly.

Have Some Fun & Join Us

Go take a look in your closet and see what you have. Put something together and send it to Salazar at by Tuesday, May 9th.


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