Sunday, January 18, 2009

Art as fashion?



I love Picasso. Like, i really love Picasso. So much so, that i painted Girl Before a Mirror on my bedroom wall when i was 17. At the time my mom warned me that id be sick of it in a couple of weeks but every day when i wake up im still completely in love with it.


It's a little bit like how i dress, plain base, with lots of colour. Another example of art influencing fashion is the Yves Saint Laurent dress inspired by the work of Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. I just love how the different coloured fabrics are all pieced together by the grid seams.




Cat

7 comments:

Cillian said...

Agreed, one of the most iconic dresses. Pleasure meeting you ladies at the brunch today! Looking forward to seeing you again.

/Cillian.

Arsheen said...

you painted that? that's an amazing job. lovely meeting you cat and lil as well. will put the pics up soon. thanks so much for posing for us

fiona said...

very nice blog! and on this of the moment topic, check out the late YSL's art collection which is about to go on sale http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2009/jan/18/yves-saint-laurent-art-fashion

blogee said...

What a wonderful article, thanks Fiona.

Cat

T cup said...

the piet mondrian piece is my favourite piece of art ever i saw the orginal in london in the v and a and i was drooling over it! It practically started the whole obsession with geometric shapes that the bauhaus had.

nike brought out trainers and i think vidal sassoon use the squares in some of there products as well!

lovely to meet ye as well on sunday!

blogee said...

So many new virtual friends it's hard to keep up.
Twas so nice meeting you too.
Cat

lovelydisco said...

You painted that? Wow! That dress always reminds me of Studio Line hair products...