Colors taste like fashion

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Wayne Thiebaud is one of my favorite artists. I adore not only his subject matter, pop culture and commonplace objects, but also his exaggerated color palette and textured painting technique. Much of my use of color in the outfits I put together is inspired by the color palettes of Contemporary and Impressionist painters. I find that there is very little separation between fine art and fashion. The only visible difference is that one form is hung on the wall while the other is worn. Finding inspiration in art is no different than finding it within the pages of Italian Vogue. Of course I am not trying to imply that the looks I put together are somehow equivalent to the masterpieces produced by artists like Thiebaud. I am merely suggesting that there is a an artist in each of us and that inspiration can be drawn form an object as commonplace as a tube of lipstick or in this case a Wayne Thiebaud painting.

  • May 29, 2010 - 7:09 AM

    joninel - great artist…love your blog…


  • May 29, 2010 - 7:29 AM

    libys11 - great illustrations! :DReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 7:43 AM

    PaolinaBM - beautiful paintings! Your blog is gorgeous!

  • May 29, 2010 - 9:06 AM

    Karoline - Love it!ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 9:16 AM

    Hilaloeya - Your totally right! I never thought that someone else will be at the same line about art with me hhahaha Love your blog! and Thiebaud is a really good artist!



  • May 29, 2010 - 9:41 AM

    l - i agree completely! he is one of my all-time favorites since i discovered him in an exhibition at the national gallery in dc ten years ago, and i actually have a poster of the cake painting framed in my kitchen. i find him to be sort of soft-pop americana, something like a cross between andy warhol and norman rockwell, with maybe a hint of grandma moses?

    great post!ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 9:47 AM

    Lauren - beautiful. Love the cake & lipstick paintings xxReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 10:08 AM

    Gabby / Gypsy*Diaries - I’d love to hang the one with the cakes on my wall! :)

  • May 29, 2010 - 10:09 AM

    Lauraloves. - loved this artist for a while now – I completely get where you’re coming from :)

    you write beautifully, too…


  • May 29, 2010 - 10:11 AM

    Kim Neill - OoOh I like this!
    Keep in touch, Kimberley xxx

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  • May 29, 2010 - 11:25 AM

    Vicki - very well worded my is a big inspiration for me too. Please do a post on Sams art!! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 12:09 PM

    Vanessa - great artist… I discovered him just by chance by coming across a book of his work :)ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 12:17 PM

    L - very nicely put.

  • May 29, 2010 - 1:02 PM

    m.fay - this is how i feel as well. i am so commited to this idea, that it is the main reason i started my blog. great minds think alike!


  • May 29, 2010 - 2:41 PM

    Victoria Lane - I completely agree. Fashion/style is art. Wonderful insights, and those paintings are absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing your opinion of true art and beauty, it is greatly appreciated and admired. Keep it up, i check your blog everyday for style inspiration and to admire your great works of art. Thank you!
    –Tori :)ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 4:10 PM

    Midge - Ahhhh, LOVE Thiebaud! His work is simultaneously calming and exciting. Great choice! :)ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 4:35 PM

    Awkward Socialite - Love these illustrations!ReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 6:10 PM

    Michelle Elaine - I’ve never heard of Wayne Thiebaud till now – gonna have to do more research, but from the few images you posted – I’m diggin it.


  • May 29, 2010 - 6:10 PM

    Nedda Ebo - Wow great post, thanks for sharing. I love the artwork.

    Mustart xReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 7:28 PM

    Kaye - Such beautiful paintings. I really love the colorsReplyCancel

  • May 29, 2010 - 11:06 PM

    Amy A - I love Wayne Thiebaud as well! He actually is from my town and lives about 10 minutes away from me!ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2010 - 12:08 AM

    Hayley - Beautifully said. I agree with you 100% and his work is wonderful :)

  • May 30, 2010 - 2:28 AM

    stone - love these colors – i can definitely see the influence in your outfits.


  • May 30, 2010 - 3:28 AM

    Bambi - that’s so beautiful! thanks for sharing
    this with us :) I’m going to search
    more about Thiebaud now, I’m totally
    sold on him now.ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2010 - 9:02 AM

    mel - i LOVE wayne thiebaud! studied him for art last year, his bold shadows and colours and contrats and line is amazing and i love all pop art:) i also really love the shoes one he did? also, a bit off topic, but check out jeff koons balloon puppies…they are amaizng


  • May 30, 2010 - 2:10 PM

    EleanorRose - im not exactly bestfriends with the art world, as i can only draw a stickman (a pretty good stickman if i may say so myself!) but some art grasps me nonetheless, and this are lovely. Wayne Thiebaud? I’m most definitely looking him up! xxxReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2010 - 5:25 PM

    Eri - Hi, great blog!

    Please have a look at mine too, I am having a great GIVEAWAY at the moment. FOR YOU AND YOUR FOLLOWERS!

    Hope to see you soon.

  • May 30, 2010 - 6:34 PM

    Anna - I love when fashion bloggers talk about visual art :) Thanks for sharing.


  • May 31, 2010 - 2:52 AM

    haunted dreams - i absaloutly love wayne thiebaud! i studied his art for my art corsework! another artist very similar i absaloutly love is lorraine shemesh
    she is an amazing artist i particurly like her cake images! and some of her others ar incredibly photographic!ReplyCancel

  • May 31, 2010 - 5:35 PM

    Karina - Interesting. My mother studied under Mr Thiebaud in the 1950’s.ReplyCancel

  • July 6, 2011 - 10:03 PM

    Mei - Hi Liz!

    I recently visited the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and saw two of his pie themed pieces there. I found another of his pieces at the Adler & Company Gallery in Union Square San Francisco and just found out that the de Young carries yet another piece of his.

    The thing I like about Thiebaud is that his pieces use color in cheerful, simple and bright compositions. His pieces make me smile. His pieces make me smile just as when I see good every day fashion.

    Good to know you know of him and that you admire a great artist.ReplyCancel