SIA: Spring

It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! This time, it’s Erin‘s turn to curate, and she chose a painting by American artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935). This 1921 painting, called “Spring,” is currently on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. This painting feels very modern and current, and as the write-up on this painting states:

“By titling his painting Spring, Demuth wryly highlighted the new reality of American life, in which the changing of seasons was heralded not by nature but by commerce.”

You can read more about the artist here — he experimented with a lot of different techniques!

Spring -- 1921 -- Charles Demuth

Spring — 1921 — Charles Demuth

This painting is of sample cards used to promote spring fabrics which, I agree with Erin, is very appropriate for the fact that we’re style bloggers and/or interested in style!

So how do you participate in SIA? It’s really easy, and everyone (bloggers and non-bloggers) is invited to participate. Just take a picture of an outfit inspired by this week’s SIA choice (flat lays or bathroom selfies are also okay) and send to this week’s curator, Erin at looplooks@gmail.com by next Monday, May 30. She will post the round-up the next day on her blog, Loop Looks.

There are so many patterns and colors to choose from — or mix and match! — that I think the round-up will be very exciting!

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5 thoughts on “SIA: Spring

  1. Mike

    I agree, Jen about how appropriate this piece is in that we’re all style bloggers, or at least interested in style (in my case). So many different ways to go about this one. Should be fun!

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