This classic view of Laguna Beach painted by the early twentieth century painter Clarence Hinkle, is also the view from where the Laguna Art Museum is now located and currently showing a major retrospective of Hinkle's paintings. The post impressionist style Hinkle brought to his work; more abstract with broader strokes and his use of black and bright color with an emphasis on line, differed from other landscape painters of his generation.
Hinkle's bold cream and black palette captures the dazzling light of summer and is the jumping off place for this week's art inspired fashion post.
Details from top left, clockwise: Genie by Eugenia Kim Darcy Paper Crochet Fedora With Knot $70; Paul & Joe Sister Baileul Cotton Lace Top $330; PRISM Portofino matte acetate cat-eye framed sunglasses $395; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture $32; Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Continental Wallet $750; Jack Rogers Women's Belle Buckle Cream Python flats $1,633; Stella McCartney Guipure Lace skirt $780; Chloé Woven oversized tote $715; Estée Lauder After Hours Compact with Lucidity Translucent Pressed Powder $51
If you're in the area, Laguna Art Museum Curator of Collections Janet Blake, an expert on historic California art and curator of the Clarence Hinkle exhibition, will be presenting “In Love with Painting: The Life and Art of Clarence Hinkle”. The lecture will take place at Laguna Art Museum on Thursday, July 26 at 7:00 p.m. The Clarence Hinkle retrospective will be on show at Laguna Art Museum through October 7.