SIA: Farewell at the Bridge of the Hanging Rainbow

It’s time again for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, and this one is really special. It will be the last SIA challenge curated by Erin @ Loop Looks. Erin needs to take a break from blogging, but she picked a really appropriate artwork for her final time curating SIA.

SIA inspiration:

It’s called “Farewell at the Bridge of the Hanging Rainbow,” a Chinese handscroll painted during the Ming dynasty, circa 1508.

"Farewell at the Bridge of the Hanging Rainbow," circa 1508, China

“Farewell at the Bridge of the Hanging Rainbow,” circa 1508, China

It’s part of the Met’s collection, and the Met’s page includes some wonderful text about why it was created in the first place and a translation of the inscription. Erin thought the following part was especially poignant:

Tomorrow our paths will part—yours to the
west, mine to the east.

The handscroll has a pretty neutral color palette — greys and blacks — on an off-white and beige background with pops of red in the seals and stamps.

How to participate in SIA:

Everyone is welcome to participate — bloggers, non-bloggers, all genders, all ages, even pets! Just send a pic of an outfit — selfies and flat lays are also welcome — inspired by this week’s SIA artwork to this week’s curator, Erin at looplooks@gmail.com, by next Tuesday, April 3rd, to be included in the round-up on her blog, Loop Looks.

Let’s give Erin a great SIA send-off, shall we? Can’t wait to see what y’all are inspired to wear!

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