Thursday, August 2, 2012
Albert Bierstadt painted landscapes the way he thought they should be--lush and green with ultramarine water. He was extremely prolific, completing as many as 4,000 paintings during his life, and sold his large canvases back in the 1800s for huge sums of money. At the time, critics felt that the size of his work was indulgent and spurned his romantic style and subject matter, which emphasized fog, clouds and mist. He's now considered an important interpreter of the western landscape and is grouped as a Hudson River School artist as well as part of the Rocky Mountain School. Many of his paintings are on display in museums around the US, and as you might imagine, go to auction for ever spiraling prices.
This week I find myself longing for more time at the beach as work has dragged me far away from the surf and sand. Here is what caught my fancy to wear against the backdrop of a turquoise sea...
Details: Mary Louise emerald earrings $170; Alexander McQueen Skull Pashima in Emerald $795; Lancome Midnight Roses $30; Florabella 'Nadia" Hat $158; Emily Armenta Emerald Cut Turquoise and Quartz Ring with Diamonds $2,160; Modalu 'Paulette' Tote $190; Jennifer Meyer 18k Gold Emerald Clover Necklace $2,850; NARS Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Burn it Blue $37; Burberry Chain Embellished Sandals $495; Black Denim Shorts by Insight $68; Equipment Brett Shirt in Emerald Python Print $415.
Labels: art inspired fashion post