It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, this round swinging back to me to curate. I’ve always had a soft spot for Marc Chagall (1887-1985), who, to me, always seemed to express his own soft spot for love through his artwork. A prolific painter, he was also known for beautiful stained glass windows. You can see more of his artwork here and here, for starters.
I wanted to choose one of Chagall’s works that quite overtly expresses love, in all its dark, swirly, enveloping beauty. And in the immortal words of Julia Roberts in the movie Notting Hill, “Happiness isn’t happiness without a violin-playing goat.” 😉
This is a CC-licensed photo of Chagall’s 1944 painting, Coq Rouge dans la Nuit.
This photo of “[ C ] Marc Chagall – Coq Rouge dans la Nuit (1944)” by cea + is licensed under CC BY 2.0.
There are several ways to go with this week’s inspiration. You could combine colors in the painting, which include blue, white, red, and bits of yellow and pink. You could go ombre, mirroring the varying shades of blue. You could use the woman’s outfit in the painting as inspiration. Or you could go another way I cannot even think of! That’s the fun of SIA challenges… just go where the inspiration takes you!
How to participate in SIA:
Everyone — bloggers, non-bloggers, all genders, all ages, even pets! — is welcome to participate. Just send a pic of an outfit — selfies and flat lays are also just fine — inspired by this week’s SIA artwork to this week’s curator — that’s me! — at firstname.lastname@example.org by next Monday, June 5, by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). I will then post the SIA round-up on my blog, the following day, on Tuesday, June 6.