Art inspired fashion is a thing. There is pop art at Versace and Van Gogh at Vans.
H&M are doing a William Morris themed collection that is available in stores today October 4th 2018.
Inspired by this I thought I’d put together a list art influenced fashion pieces. So if you love being an artist, pop these into your basket and let everyone know that you are creative.
William Morris inspired dress by H&M on Holly Carpenters instagram available in H&M
*Sold out on their website but I have seen these in store recently in Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin
For photo references: same as the link over each photograph
Love is enough: though the World be a-waning,
And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,
Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover
The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,
Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder
And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass’d over,
Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;
The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter
These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.
– William Morris
ANNOUNCEMENT: Art Academy’s mid-term break Halloween Art Camp is now open for bookings. Booking form below. Happy Halloween.
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Da Vinci Box is a project that I am excited to share with you. It’s something that I have been working on for a little over a year now. It will finally be set to launch this Autumn.
It is Ireland’s premier, fine art supplies, monthly, subscription box. Designed to unlock your inner artist and let you create art from the comfort of your own home, no artist’s studio necessary. Professional art supplies will arrive at your door every month. You just set an hour aside for yourself, put the kettle on and enjoy creating in your own space.
At Da Vinci Box we believe everyone should enjoy making art and that you were created to create. So keep an eye out in the coming weeks for more updates and I will reveal more when I can. There is a place holder website up for the moment, while the grand masterpiece is being finessed, so bear with me. You can like, share and follow on instagram and facebook in the meantime. I can’t wait to unveil it all officially and start to build a creative Da Vinci Box art community together.
Congratulations to Laoise, Ryan, Gwen, Evan, James, Zoë, Rose, Emma, and Heidi on completion of their Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt master copy. The results of their hard work speak for themselves, in the pictures below. Scroll down to the end and check out their process. There is a really cool story behind this painting illustrated well in the film Woman in Gold starring Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds. Watch the trailer here. You can check it the full length feature on iTunes here.
Well done to all the artist’s who have just completed week 1 at Art Academy’s Summer Art camp. Henri Rousseau’s “Mandrill in a Jungle” has never looked so well painted. Check out the progress shots and final masterpieces in the pictures below. Great work Oisín B, Oisín R, Feidlim, Cornelia, Rose, Billy, Seán, Liadan, Elliot, Freddie, Lucy, and Ciara. You all did a fantastic job. You can be very proud of yourselves.
Art Academy Summer Camps have begun today with our 5-8 years old artists starting their mastercopy of Henri Rousseau’s “Mandrill in the Jungle”
There are 2 spaces remaining on next weeks camp for 9-13 year old artists. Get in touch if you’d like to book a place.
Put your art history knowledge to the test. See how many pieces of art from the video you can name. The answers are under each still, so if you don’t want an early spoiler, take care to scroll slowly. Here we go:
Too easy. We all know this one, by one of my personal favourite artists of all time. Sorry zero points for guessing correctly here. Next.
2.Sculpture of Nike – not the sports shoes; the Greek Goddess of Victory. See if you can spot a miniature statue of Nike on the table in the painting An Angel at my Table by Miriam Escofet. She won this years BP Portrait Prize for her painting. Nike indeed heralded victory here.
The dancers preform in front of The Coronation of Napoleon by Jacques-Louis David. The painting depicts Napoleon crowning his wife Josephine, the first Empress of the french. Is anyone else being crowned in this video? What do you think? Scroll down for number 4.
4.Great Sphinx of Tanis which happens to be todays Artwork of the Day on the The Louvre’s website for fellow art nerds.
Venus de Milo, one of the most famous works of ancient Greek Sculpture. Sometimes it’s called the Aphrodite of Milos so both answers are correct.
6.Jay Z raps in front of Géricault’s “Raft of The Medusa”
Marie Benoist’s Portrait d’une négresse
A second painting byJacques-Louis David is featured. The Oath of the Horatii, is skewed by the camera angle so double points for naming this one.
French artist Jacques-Louis David features again with, The Intervention of the Sabine Women
Ary Scheffer, The Ghosts of Paolo and Francesca Appear to Dante and Virgil
If you answered number 6 correctly, you probably also named this second Géricault painting The Charging Chasseur too.
How did you do? Interesting choices of artwork, aren’t they. What do you think each was chosen to represent? Also what have we missed, comment below, I’d love to know your thoughts. Enjoy watching the full video here. Buy the album here.
Photo Credits: Stills from the music video on Youtube.
Art Academy wishes to extend a warm congratulations to artist Miriam Escofet winner of the BP Portrait Award 2018. Miriam’s winning painting is titled “An Angel at my Table” and is a portrait of her mother.
You can see the portrait, and all selected paintings, in the BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition, open from Thursday. A day trip to London is on the cards. Try Skyscanner for flights from €55. This is a painting worth seeing in person.
You asked, we listened. Extra dates added to the Art Academy Summer camps. 2nd-6th July 2018 for 5-8 years old. The 9th-13th dates sold out almost immediately and I know a few of you were disappointed.
There are 3 places remaining on the 9-13 years olds camp on July 16th – 20th. Get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org