November 28, 2012

Art Inspired: Jackson Pollock, Cathedral

cathedral

This "action painting" by Jackson Pollock seemed like a good inspiration for the busy holiday season and a reflection of the way that the unlikely color of silver has quietly infiltrated the every day style scene.

Cathedral is one of Jackson Pollock's first "drip paintings," using enamel and aluminum paint on canvas. Jackson Pollock, who Time Magazine called "Jack the Dripper" for his paintings made pouring house paint on unstretched canvas and using sticks, trowels and knives instead of the traditional paint brush and easel, rose to incredible fame as one of the major figures in the abstract expressionist movement. He signed a gallery contract with Peggy Guggenheim, married Lee Krasner, an influential abstract expressionist painter and won the support of art critic Clement Greenberg, who felt that Jackson Pollock was the finest painter America had ever produced.



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Details clockwise from top left: McQ velvet blazer; Ray-Ban mirrored lensed classic aviator sunglasses;  Eugenia Kim studded wool felt fedora; Bare Mineral Frost eyecolor; Shu Uemura + Karl Lagerfeld mini-brush set; John Fluevog Keith brogues; Vanessa Bruno glitter five pocket jean; Ash Titan antique silver studded ankle boots; Mary Jo Matsumoto Laguna Shimmer soft tote; Tara Jarmon silver matelasse top.



Would you wear silver during the day and how do you feel about Jackson Pollock's drip paintings?


37 comments :

Pamela RG said...

Jackson Pollock is really one of the best painters. Great silver palette Mary Jo. Very stylish!

Marika said...

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Antonella Leone said...

fantastics <3<3

Diana Mieczan said...

I am dreaming about this velvet blazer right now. What a gem! Btw: I would totally wear that bag too. Kisses, sweetie

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Jackson Pollock's drip paintings are quite iconic. I would totally wear silver during the day. I tend to think of metallics as neutrals really.

Rowena @ rolala loves

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

jack the dripper! that is the best way of describing it. i love it! i think if paired with the right person it would make for an exquisite combination. i love black and silver together! definitely would wear silver during the day. love that karl lagerfeld / shu uemura makeup line.
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kcomekarolina said...

that looks fab!



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Whitney Cosgrave said...

i love this post! and that metallic tee is awesome.

FASHION TALES said...

I love this Mary Jo! I have always been a fan of Pollock's work. Definitely gave me inspiration in my younger art study years. I will take those brogues and tote ... gorgeous! xx :-)

katie said...

uh...this entire outfit is so me....every last detail...
love it...
of course i wear silver during the day...i still love sporting that saucy, bouncy, stretchy silver bag you gifted me all around town. it's own of my favorites....

t said...

Nice outfit! I like all the metallic!

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dimitri said...

It's a very nice inspiration Mary-Jo.
I love Jackson Pollock. Unique style.
These pieces are so lovely. It's a perfect choice.
xo

Ms. Dainty Doll said...

It's gorgeous, love the chaotic arrangement of it, but it completely makes sense, haha :) I would wear these pieces as well, I especially love those black boots and the blazer, so gorgeous!! I hope your week has gone by wonderfully doll & you are doing well xx

Katarina Chebenova said...

love that hat and blazer

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Inner-Outer Beauty said...

Yes for silver at daytime! xo Caroline

MM said...

Another beautiful selection!!! I totally love it, Mary Jo!!

Hugs and kisses

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I LOVE all of the silver, Mary Jo! Especially the frost eyeliner and those fierce Ash boots!! :)

design elements said...

i love your art inspired post and I SOOOO love Pollock's work. i have watched the Pollock movie 10 times. your selection is wonderful. big hugs

classiq said...

I love the painting, Mary Jo! And yes, I would wear silver during the day, your Laguna shimmer soft tote. :) It is gorgeous! I saw a photo of Cate Blanchett the other day wearing an Armani grey tweed suit, white shirt and flat silver oxfords. What a style statement!
Ada

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest said...

i love your selections! i want to wear that outfit today (with the boots!). I really really love the Jackson Pollock painting as well. I have to admit I sometimes don't understand why one man's drip painting is a masterpiece and another not, but it doesn't concern me so I don't worry about it too much :) I love all art - from a $5 painting at a street market to the priceless. To me, all art is valuable.

Sunny & Star said...

I love everything in this set. The colors are amazing. I really wish I owned that top. I also really like Jackson Pollock.

Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Jessica said...

Very nice selection!love it <3

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Zhanna Frid said...

I love this post because I am such a fan of his work!
XO,
Zhanna
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Couture Carrie said...

Amazing inspiration and selections!
Love the brogues!

xoxox,
CC

Coco Bates said...

I love this inspiration piece! The Vanessa Bruno Jeans would be great for this winter!

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fluff and fripperies said...

Fabulous! I don't own any silver garments...but now I'm asking myself why!

Kimberlee said...

Love Jackson Pollock!! My friend and I tried to make our own version and it's hanging in my living room... it's not as pretty but it tells a story of our friendship :)

I'd definitely wear silve during the holiday. I think silver looks better on my pale skin than gold. Love this outfit!

MosaMuse said...

love your art inspirations! the pants and boots are cute!
xo
MOSAMUSE

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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

What a beautiful and haunting piece! I am all about the fit and color of the Tara Jarmon top!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

trishie said...

I would wear silver during the day, I think. i love the matelasse top!

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Heather Fonseca said...

I like Jackson Pollocks paintings, and I love silver, though I rarely wear it. I find gold more appealing against my skin these days.

Nicole said...

Oooh I love this. I'd love to have that tote, top and boots!
:)
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Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

i love all your picks! they're definitely classy, especially the blazer :) i can imagine you wearing the whole outfit and looking stunning in them! :)

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Ellen Kaminagakura said...

His work is certainly amazing !
And I would certainly wear silver in day light !

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xoxo from Japan

Claire said...

always love these inspiration posts! how fab are Eugenia Kim hats! i bought the entire collection when she had them at Target! and thost studded booties are right up my alley :)

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Glam Fashionista said...

Great collection of silver and black especially the fedora and top.

Allison said...

LOVE the inspiration! I need a pair of studded boots in my wardrobe!

:)
Allison

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