Monday, February 6, 2012


I enjoy drawing parallels between similar works of art and fashion...

Ladies and their pets: Leonardo Da Vinci's Woman with an Ermine, c. 1489 - 1490 VS. Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen at the Bambi Awards, 2011

Casual conversations in your birthday suit: Marcantonia Raimondi's Judgement of Paris, 1510 - 1520 VS. Manet's Le dejeuner sur l'herbe, 1862 - 1863.
* Look at the figures in the far right of the Raimondi engraving and then compare them to Manet's group.

Ladies with a penchant for jewels: Jan Van Eyck's Virgin Enthroned (From the Ghent Altarpiece), 1432 VS. Anna Della Russo at the Menswear shows in Milan, 2012

 Moments of rapture: Bernini's Ecstasy of Saint Theresa, 1647 - 1652 VS. Prabal Gurung's Spring Campaign, 2012

 The Apocalypse: Albrecht Durer's VS. John Scott's Trans-Am Apocalypse No. 2, 1993
* Durer's woodcut shows a scene from the Book of Revelations, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse whereas Scott's Trans-Am is slightly more figurative in it's interpretation of the Bible, it too deals with the Book of Revelations. Instead  it is carved over the entire car.

Clear blue skies: Rene Magritte's The Beautiful World, 1962 VS. Diane Von Furstenburg's Spring Campaign 2012

 Colour Blocking: Piet Mondrian's Composition II in Red, Blue and Yellow, 1930 VS. Yves Saint Laurent dress, 1965

I'll leave you with those today, but expect more soon.

- Life is good

Listening to: Track 17 of my OUA CD - Artist unknown
Observations: Tons to do before OUAs
Craving: Naps

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