It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, this round coming back to me to curate.
SIA inspiration pick:
I recently watched The Danish Girl on DVD, and it’s based on the 2000 book of the same name and the real-life relationship between Danish artists Gerda Wegener and Einar Wegener, who became Lili Elbe, one of the first-ever documented recipients of sex reassignment surgery. I was really struck by the artwork of Gerda (1886-1940), who was played by Alicia Vikander in the film, who also won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for the role.
Most of Gerda Wegener’s artwork seems pretty colorful, but I was drawn to the more muted tones of this self-portrait. Perhaps because the more muted tones seem to suit this transitional period between summer and fall? Perhaps because I was also drawn to the complicated expression on the artist’s face?
In addition to the colors, there are different bits to take inspiration from, including (but not limited to): the ruffles in her top, a peek of floral covering the chair she’s sitting in, and the big pearl necklace she’s wearing.
What are you inspired by?
How to participate?
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, August 28, by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). I will then post the SIA round-up on my blog the next day.
I’m excited to see what y’all will be inspired by!