January 17, 2012

Art Inspired: Eric Fischl, The Bed, the Chair, Waiting

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In a season where neutrals shot with color is the banner trend, I felt inspired by one of my favorite painters of nudes. Eric Fischl's work depicting the dark side of suburban life was not originally embraced as legitimate art, but today he's considered to be one of the most influential figurative painters of this century. Fischl's work often has a hit of bright color tempered by light and shadow and seemed a perfect foil for some of resort/spring's newest arrivals, not to mention my new Naked At the Beach 4FREE Nail Color trio has just arrived!

How do you feel about nudes/neutrals with shots of color?


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Details: Amanda Wakeley Mikado printed silk coat, $1,615 - net-a-porter.com; Acne Lucille cotton-blend stretch-jersey dress, $530 - net-a-porter.com; Spanx Slimplicity strapless stretch slip, $72 - net-a-porter.com; Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red, $24 - Beauty.com; Mary Jo Matsumoto Naked At The Beach 4FREE Nail Trio, $36 - maryjomatsumoto.com; Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski crystal cocktail ring, $235 - net-a-porter.com; Miu Miu cocktail sandals, $695 - net-a-porter.com; Miu Miu Matelassé Luxe leather clutch, $1,150 - net-a-porter.com.


* art/fashion lovers: if you want more art-inspired fashion posts, there are 32 previous posts to check out, just scroll down the right hand index to "art inspired fashion".

47 comments :

Fabrizia said...

Such a great post, I like it!!! The bag is simply fab!

Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Has to be a favourite!! You could easily fit these pieces into the painting..charming and graceful!! Hope your week is going well so far! xox

Punctuation Mark said...

i've nver been able to get myself into one of those spanx numbers... ha!

A BRIT GREEK said...

Love being introduced to new artists/painters... Plus I love nudes with a pop of red lippy on other peeps!

I sadly can't really wear nude or tan, as it just blends to my skin tone...

x.o.x.o
p.s love your previous post - Am big on bold colour, especially for summer. Off to find you on twitter doll.

rolala said...

I'm not familiar with Eric Fischl's work so thanks for the introduction. I think color provides a great punch to nudes/neutrals. Your polish colors are super pretty!

honeybeeandmeonline.net said...

I feel warm and fuzzy about shots of color in a more natural back drop...
Love that coat... and your polish is wonderful, I would buy them if I wore polish...


Would love to see your sea inspired earrings in an up coming post.. love those seahorse earrings...


xoxo
m

fashion and frank said...

What an amazing painting - i love nudes with colour or neutrals with a shot - i love the multi colour blocking on others but never seem to get quite there myself x

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yiqin; said...

lovely <3

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

oh my goodness that silk printed coat is just so fab!! xo

Glam Fashionista said...

Great art. I also love you selection here, I do like nude with a touch of color especialy red.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Gorgeous silk coat!!!!!
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So beautiful! This is perfect! I've been feeling nudes lately and I love your new nail shades. Makes me dream of summer at the beach :) xoxo

Chuck said...

This painting is beautiful. I'm off to find out more about the artist. Thanks for sharing! x

Andy Santana said...

Que fotos lindas,
adorei a elasticidade da moça.
beijos

MM said...

The painting is very beautiful!I just love nudes!!! I intend to buy a new pair of nude shoes!!

xoxoxo

Diana Mieczan said...

That painting is simply stunning. I adore it! Have a wonderful day, my dear.

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

That photo is very interesting and surreal.

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Collette Osuna said...

I love these pastel & nude shades..the polish is perfection:)..gorgeous post!!

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Tabitha said...

Oh the Amanda Wakely coat is beautiful.

PS. I'm wearing what you're wearing in your bio pic today!

Style Diaries said...

i so love all the pieces that you picked.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous look ~ love that ring!

xoxox,
CC

P.S. You won a giveaway of mine back in November and I believe I contacted you then: http://couturecarrie.blogspot.com/2011/11/cc-loves_23.html

MosaMuse said...

i really like that painting! and the coat witht he red is beautiful!!
xo
MosaMuse

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Cafe Fashionista said...

I LOVE that silk coat - it has such a boudoir vibe to it. And the new nail shades are stunning...there is something about subtle color that simply cannot be beat! :)

Elle Sees said...

I love this series! And the inspiration

Not Just A Pretty Dress said...

The painting is beautiful and I would love to have that lovely armchair, the print is simply great! As for clothes, I have a soft spot for neutral shades, especially beige, as they are great 'canvas' to sport eccentric necklaces...

Bonnie said...

I love nudes with a BIG burst of color. That is my favorite thing to do with my outfits.

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Alexis Grace said...

This sort of color is accessible for me.... lovely painting and beautiful picks (the silk coat and the nail polish are my favs!)

Style-Delights said...

Blush is my current favorite! And I love the shot of color with neutral like Angie's golden globes gown!
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Style, She Wrote said...

Gorgeous and inspiring artwork! Love that Amanda Wakeley Mikado printed silk coat! So luxurious. xo style, she wrote

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love nude with a bright pop - the Miu Miu clutch would be fab with bright heels!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Toni-Yvonne said...

This collection you put together is so gorgeous, and I simply love these shades... they are so romantic and feminine. Those shoes are perfect and I am looking for such a pair myself

x

About Last Weekend said...

Mary Jo - I've missed you - blow this skiing! (or non skiing) I am a total shot of colour person, especially orange and this is perfect for me!

Alena: Oh, It's Just Perfect! said...

I can't pull off these colors, but I sure do admire them. They are so beautiful and looks so gorgeous with pops of bright colors.

Bravoe Runway said...

I love neutrals and I like anything contrasting but red I am not really sure why...

Carla said...

am a bit of a fan of nudes with a splash of colour...loved Heidi Klum on GG red carpet this week total knockout!! The necklace and matching ring if only!
Carla x

kristina said...

i love this painting mary jo, very cool! i'm going to further check out his work! and i love all of these gorgeous picks here, that ring is amazing!!
xo, k

classiq said...

Amazing painting! I love neutrals with shots of colour in fashion as well. Very much I might add. When I saw your outfit here I immediately thought of the Nina Ricci Pre-Fall 2012 collection, the blush lace dress with the lipstick being the only splash of colour. Mary Jo, your Naked At The Beach nail polish trio is gorgeous! xo
Ada

prettymeggy said...

i love all the details.. the first picture is really beautiful! i would love to have a chair like that at home :)
xoxo, Haus of Gala

Christel @ Captivated by image said...

Neutral with brights, that was my favorite combo last Summer. Actually it still is, I love it very much. Especially with orange, like the silk coat.

Style Servings said...

Oh this is beautiful! The items you chose really capture the same mood!

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classiq said...

*and there was the dark coloured clutch in the collection too. Mary Jo, you've inspired me to dream up my favourite colour palette for next season. xo

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

I'm a huge fan of nudes and blushes. Spots of color would look great. :)

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Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

I love this color palette! So so lovely.

x
Rachel

LPC said...

Favorite.

Down and Out Chic said...

i love your trio of nail polishes, especially this nude combination and how amazing is this painting? wow.

Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

neutrals with a touch of coulour, like red, look great! just like angelina jolie did in the golden globes!

Heather Fonseca said...

I'm normally more comfortable mixing black with shots of color, but I really want to experiment more with pale neutrals and shots of color this spring/summer. Love the soft palette with the bright orange that you picked out. I know you were inspired by the painting, but I just was "My Week with Marylin" and I find the colors really remind me of her wardrobe in the film. So feminine and soft yet glamorous!

 
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