May 21, 2014
This wonderful work is back in the Art Institute of Chicago; it was being restored and was not available to view for a while. It’s such an amazing work – the asymmetry, the subtle powdery colors, the juxtaposed angles…
And the taupish grey that suffuses this painting is a perfect base for some simple summery tops.
A few more lovely coral items…
These should get you through at least a long weekend in style!
2011 – A brilliant celebration of when Leinster first won the Heineken Cup, definitely Things Europeans would know about…
2012 – I guest posted over at A Femme d’un Certain Age, with The Mother of the Betrothed goes HOT.
2013 – These are so much fun: The Blue and White Whatever’s Clean Summer Wardrobe, with Accessories.
The painting is stunning indeed. I would not have thought about these color combinations, rather staying in the dusky taupe, but I think it works.
Sadly, this painting was still "under wraps" during my time in Chicago. You should wear one of your combos while looking at the painting–and take a picture for us.
When my son was a student at the Art Institute of Chicago, every time I visited him I made a pilgrimage to marvel at this Caillebotte–the one that comes to my mind now as the Art Institute's signature painting. I'd love to see a wardrobe focusing on the subtle greys and taupes and lavenders of this scene; even that tender coral seems shot through with pale streaks of lavender.
Interesting. Where you see taupe, i see gray … and it pretty much IS my summer wardrobe – gray and white with aqua, peach and pink accents. (ok, no pink in the painting!)
A gorgeous painting none the less!
Madame Là-bas says
Thank you. I have pieces in these colours and you have given me some ideas about fresh ways to wear them.
cheryl :) says
Consider yourself persuaded. I would like to see some different combos from this lovely painting.
Jean Shaw says
this painting is an old friend of mine from my years of living in Chicago….am so happy that it has been restored, and can't wait to see it again!
thanks for using it as your inspiration today. Love the coral, especially.
Pam @ over50feeling40 says
I love, love, love taupe! These colors are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.
I love the color combinations! Could you do this for my favorite painting, Soul of a Rose by Waterhouse? Please and thanks for all you do in your wonderful blog!
I would love to see a single painting and the different color combinations you could pull from it. Not all the clothes, but the different harmonious groupings people could take from a piece of art.