10 March 2011

Art Explorer: Kees van Dongen

 Woman on a Sofa by Kees Van Dongen from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

I confess that I stopped doing my art explorer posts (see here and here) because I haven't actually been to an art museum or purchased a major piece of art in quite awhile.  On my last excursion to Montreal, the art museum was closed for some reason or another and I haven't taken another trip up since.

I'm starting to get edgy, what with all the snow and all, so I've been making a list of places I want to go and things I want to do. In looking around the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts website, I came across Kees van Dongen's work.  I can't recall coming across his work in my museum adventures before by there's a gorgeous lush quality to his work but with an edge of darkness I can't resist.

Today's Art Explorer uses van Dongen's Fille-mere as inspiration. I don't always intend to copy an outfit from the subject in the piece of art, but I couldn't resist in this case.

Outfit consists of:
Shirt: 1980s white blouse found at Simple Vintage
Brooch: vintage rhinestone pin found at Moon Dog Cottage
Skirt: 1980s black peplum skirt found at my shop, Vint Condition
Purse: 1930s/1940s floral quilted purse found at Magicmuti
Shoes: burgundy Kona Blend heels from Indigo by Clarks found at Zappos


Teresa said...

Let's kick winter out! Winter, be gone! Enter spring... :)

   ♥ Teresa ♥
- Pretty Dandy -

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

so lovely. x hivennn

Meghan Brinson said...

Thanks for coming up with a brooch-wearing idea! Love.

Aimée - Vint Condition said...

@Meghan - Isn't that fun! I hadn't thought of doing that before, but I'm certainly going to try to figure it out.