April 20, 2011

Art Inspired: David Hockney, A Bigger Splash

I'm back again with trustyourstyle's new art inspired series. Growing up in Southern California pool culture, A Bigger Splash made me giddy with recognition when I first saw it in high school. David Hockney is considered to be the most well known British painter of this century, and it's ironic that his ipad drawings are now undergoing the same kind of debate and criticism that Warhol's screen printed paintings first received--is it really a painting? Is it really art? But back to A Bigger Splash--it was painted while Hockney was teaching at my undergrad alma mater, U.C. Berkeley.

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Here's this week's art inspired wardrobe for a weekend in L.A. from the iconic 1967 pop painting, A Bigger Splash. What do you think? Would you wear this weekend ensemble?

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Clockwise from top: Missoni crochet knit tank $670; Gucci Python Shoulder Bag $3,390; ALC Snake trimmed leather shorts $845; Chloe leather wedges $555; Alexander McQueen gold dress $2,330; Current/Elliot jeans $335; Equipment turquoise silk blouse $345; Bottega Venetta clutch $1,180; Lanvin Two-toned ballerina flats $530; DP Mr Mohawk Lure keychain $39; La Chapeau handmade hat $83; Chloe cropped pants $735; Love Watercolor silk chiffon blouse $470; Rayban Wayfarers $230; Chanel Vernis Gold Lame; Embossed wallet, Opening Ceremony $370.

16 comments :

CJ said...

Those jeans look absolutely fabulous! Have a Happy Wednesday! P.S. I got the Goody products! Thanks again.

classiq said...

Oh yes, I would! And how I would rock those short pants with wedges and a straw hat. I really like this art inspired series. Wishing you a wonderful day! Ada

design elements said...

wow...Hockney was teaching at Berkeley? I didn't know about that. I read "The Blue Guitar: Etchings By David Hockney Who Was Inspired By Wallace Stevens Who Was Inspired By Pablo Picasso" and saw Jack Hazan's film A Bigger plash 3 times :-) This is why I'm so glad to see your post today :-) Many hugs to you, Mary Jo

goodniteirene.wordpress.com said...

hockney was the first artist to ever make an impact on me as a young'n. first post-cards i ever bought....at Aah's in westwood to put up in my bedroom.
gaaaaaaah....i'm going to be thinking about that keychain all week long. love this series!!
love,
katie

Couture Carrie said...

OMG I love this post, darling MJ!
The painting is stunning, as is your collage. Especially loving that green bag!

xoxox,
CC

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

you have interpreted this painted beautifully! Love the python bag so much! xo

Heather Fonseca said...

I would love to have something bright turquoise blue right now, so that shirt is really doing it for me. Unfortunately I must keep looking. So far I haven't found one.

I like the way you used the art as inspiration!

Love,
Heather
http://thestyleconfessions.com/

Claire said...

okay, there are so many fabulous things about this post! hockney is amazing. and those clothing pieces are fabulous. i really love that gucci python handbag!

Claire @
spinning-threads.blogspot.com

MM said...

Beautiful!!! I would definitely wear it!!

Thank you for your comment! :)

xoxoxo

Cafe Fashionista said...

Swoon at this weekend ensemble, Mary Jo - everything about it is positively incredible! :)

Tabitha said...

I have always loved these paintings for the exact reason that you've just written about; they take me back to my favourite place and home from home.

Kristin said...

Sign me up for that gorgeous bag. What a killer color!

Whimsy Being said...

yes, yes, yes i would wear this outfit. love the tans and the pop of bright blue. i had no idea there was a lot of debate over ipad artwork...i will have to read some articles about that wow.

Sarah Klassen said...

How fabulous! No you have me craving beautiful colors and some new pieces for Spring. Such great style, Mary Jo...

xoxo

Char said...

i love everything but the shorts

About Last Weekend said...

I never tire of Hockney and this splash one is one of my faves. Love how you've drawn from it with the nude colours and brighter blues. That top is gorgeous, you are so clever at styling...

 
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