Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Amedeo Modigliani's life fits the true definition of the tortured artist; his posthumous fame almost rivals Van Gogh's, but his debauched personal life doesn't really show up in his composed portrait style. Modigliani has often been criticized for not contributing to any of the major modern art movements of the time: Neo-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, and Futurism. Instead, influenced by Renaissance figurative painting, African sculpture, Toulouse-Lautrec and Brancusi, he forged a unique style of elongated portraits that are instantly recognizable.
Today's art inspired fashion post pulls from Marie, Daughter of the People, a print that hung in my college and post-college room for years. I still love her familiar mysterious face.
Do you have a favorite piece of art from your college days?
Details: Miu Miu cashmere sweater $510; Isabel Marant scarf $285; YSL Rouge lipstic $32; Chloe clutch $1250; Burberry Prorsum Raffia-trimmed suede pencil skirt $1995; Miu Miu python heels $580; Monica Vinader Fiji Gem bracelet $350; YSL sunglasses $325; Muji white hair clip $2.95
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