Friday, 17 May 2013

The Artist's Muse

As we finally start to head into the warm weather (it's about time) my mind is inevitably drawn to contemplating the artistic world. I don't know if it's the fact that the flowers are finally blooming, or that the lingering twilight beckons, or if it's simply that I have more time to think about hobbies, but my mind is awash with graphic patterns, washes of watercolour, and fine lines of India ink.

One of my favourite art styles is Art Nouveau, as brought into being by the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha. His careful use of line and colour make for some exquisite paintings, and his design aesthetic translates to a much broader range of materials such as home decor, architecture, and of course fashion. Even though Mucha worked almost 100 years ago, his influence resonates with the current fashion trends - giving us cosmic emblems, floating fabrics, and an abundance of detailed organic prints to inspire some truely fabulous spring and summerwear.

The Month of May

The Stars

Art Nouveau

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