Floral Forms by Emile James Bisttram

Hello and welcome to a new round of Style Imitation Art. It’s my turn again!

Floral Forms (1936), Watercolor over traces of graphic on paper, 24″ x 19″

So Before We Get Started-What Is 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 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.

Why Did I Pick This Work of Art?

I decided this year that I would pick works that were close to home. They are either in art books that I own or in art museums from my immediate area (Kansas City, Missouri). This work happens to be in the collection of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art.

Emile James Bisttram was born in Hungary, near the Romanian border in 1906. He Immigrated with his family to New York, NY in 1906. He eventually moved to Taos, New Mexico, and opened a gallery, The Heptagon, in Taos in 1932. Bisttram died in Taos, in 1976. Even though he was born in Europe, was reared in New York, I feel Bisttram was a regional artist of the Southwest 0specifically New Mexico).

More about him can be found HERE: https://www.emil-bisttram.com/.

Join Us!

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 meadowtreestyle@gmail.com by Tuesday, May 23rd. I’ll share the submissions on my blog on Wednesday, May 24th.

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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