Hello! I'm Ariel from Artfully Awear. As an art historian, artist, and art enthusiast, my greatest style inspiration comes from--you guessed it--art. Each of my outfits is inspired by a particular artist's work or art movement, and I like to share some background about the inspiration as well.
Rothko is most known for his later work--broad color field pieces like this. However, during his early career, Rothko's work maintained a figural quality inspired by mythology and Surrealism.
During Rothko's quest to reach his "mature" style, his works became more and more simplified, but there is a beautiful lyrical quality to the early canvases that is implicit in the later works as well.
Though he attempted to avoid the label, Rothko was eventually included alongside Jackson Pollock, Joan Mitchell, and Franz Kline as an Abstract Expressionist.
I'm wearing an H&M blouse, thrifted Ralph Lauren pants, NYLA wedges, a vintage leather belt, and a leather Lauren Merkin clutch.
[Rothko images from all-art.org, madamepickwickartblog.com, and spademz.com, respectively.]