Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Does Art Inspire Us?

Many of you know my passion for art.  The access to art in Richmond is incredible.  The newly renovated Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was the state's gift to me...I think.

I often read about color trends for the home and love knowing where they come from.  I also wonder where my own attraction to certain looks and colors come from.  I was recently fascinated by a particular Mark Rothko painting in the 20th Century Art Galleries at the VMFA.

Mark Rothko
 (American, born in Russia, 1903–1970)
 Untitled, 1960 
 Oil on canvas 
 79 1⁄2 x 69 1⁄4 inches
 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis
 Photo Katherine Wetzel, VMFA. 
 © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko/Artists Rights Society, New York

I noticed the next day I had my own little fabric version of it on my desk!

This, to me, is denim, worn out sweatshirts and everything comfortable.  Yes it is somber and dark but I do have a few ideas on how to brighten it up.

The fabrics are from Castel--"Doren" and "Andre"--available through Donghia.  One is from Robert Allen--"cabin weave".


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