Tuesday, August 02, 2011

EARLY ROTHKO--Guest Post by Artfully Awear


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.


This outfit was inspired by the early work of the very well known artist, Mark Rothko (1903-1970).


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.


"There is no such thing as a good painting about nothing." --Mark Rothko


I'm wearing an H&M blouse, thrifted Ralph Lauren pants, NYLA wedges, a vintage leather belt, and a leather Lauren Merkin clutch.


Thank you to Rose for giving me the opportunity to post! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Bloglovin.
[Rothko images from all-art.org, madamepickwickartblog.com, and spademz.com, respectively.]


Meri said...

cute post! :) i'm studying art so it was interesting :) xx

Katherine said...

Fantastic post! I love the outfit and all the Rothko references :)

Emily said...

Love this post!

Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com


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