It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, and it’s Salazar’s turn to curate!
Salazar @ 14 Shades of Grey chose “Autumn Rhythm (Number 30)” by Jackson Pollock, which he painted in 1950. It’s one of the most notable examples of the “poured-painting” style that Pollock used during the late 1940s and early 1950s. You can read more about this painting here and here.
Below is an openly licensed photograph of the painting hanging in The Met:
And below is a closeup detail of the painting via The Met’s website, where you can also see additional closeups and photographs of the painting. The detail below gives you a better sense of the colors Pollock used in the abstract painting.
Salazar chose this painting because she “recently learned that his drip paintings are so pleasing to look at because they contain fractal patterns similar to those in nature, which I found fascinating… Plus, the neutral color scheme and the title make this an appropriate choice for September.”
I agree! Plenty of scope for color and patterns here.
Here’s 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, Salazar, at email@example.com by next Tuesday, September 11th. Salazar will then post the SIA round-up on her blog, 14 Shades of Grey, on Wednesday, September 12th.
Can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!