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Fashion+Art_Comb0*

~This hand-painted piece designed by Akira Isogawa
reminded me of a painting by the great Mark Rothko...
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"...Told ya! "
I was fortunate enough to view Rothko Exhibition at Tate Modern
when I was in London last November...'powerful moments!'
~Those colorsss...as if they were on some kind of steroids!!!
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~From Akira Printemps Été 2009 Collection-
Hand Painted! Aren't they beautiful? ...love the color combinations...Gorgeousss!
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~always attracted by Rothko's UNIQUE color combination too!
That's why I was quite surprised to learn & find out

from one of his quotes recently...
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"I am not an abstract painter...
I am not interested in the relationship between form and color. The only thing I care about is the expression of man's basic emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, destiny." ~Mark Rothko
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"A garment can transcend,
giving it a soul..." ~Akira Isogawa
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Mark Rothko 1950-
"White Center (Yellow, Pink and Lavender on Rose)"
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....This Rothko painting broke the record for postwar art at Sotheby’s Auction in New York recently. The painting sold for US$72.8 million dollars ONLY!!! (presale estimates had put it around $40 million ONLY!), this over-the-top boost can most likely be attributed to the big name of owner and seller David Rockefeller Sr. ~who said he plans to donate the proceeds of the sale to charity (the charity went unnamed and how much of the proceeds are also unknown...buyer also anonymous!)~Wow-Wee!!!...sure is a 'crazzzy-wonderful-fascinating' world* we live in...
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~XOXO*
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- Pics & Sources : Akira.Au, Artinfo, Faswebsite & NYTimes.com

51 comments:

Kwana said...

That is some haul for a painting. I love it though and the dresses.

Anthony said...

I do love BOLD colors, and these are certainly BOLD! I was not aware of this artist, Rothko, of which you speak (or type). Color me intrigued!
I'm not very into fashion, but I do like the Isogawar dresses. The colors ARE reminiscent of Rothko, and they're very flow-y (Sorry, don't know the proper fashion speak) which always seems flattering to most women.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Wow! I love those dresses, wish I had one. I want one of those paintings hanging on my wall.:) How much money did I just spend? The colors are bold, but soft. Nice post!!

Candace X. Moore said...

Lenore, Like the way your mind works. Nice post.

I’m a big Rothko fan, too. My favorite spot in the Modern Art gallery at the Met is in front of a Rothko painting. Interesting quote you mentioned. I’ve read a bit about him, but never heard that. However, reflecting on how I feel when I view his work, I now understand that his mission was to pull those emotions up to the surface. His work does that in spades. Also felt a tinge of that looking at those Isogawa textiles.

leah said...

love the similarities. the model is beautiful too. and her shoes. holy cow. would love a large painting like that on our living room wall.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

I forgot to mention that I LOVE your banner! :)

Char said...

those do look like Rathko walking. beautiful finds

The Cottage Cheese said...

I love Rothko. We have a huge Rothko print - very high quality, very well framed by my fiance's brother-in-law. Although I'm kind of an original art snob (and by original I don't mean expensive, I just like one-of-a-kind stuff), but the Rothko is one of my favorite pieces in the house.

And those dresses, oh my! How badly do I want one of those dresses?

Laura Trevey said...

Now this post is right up my alley!! Love Rothko ~~ talk about COLOR...

Joyce said...

I love the colors of the painting and how they carried over to the dresses.

PS I was just thinking of you and was headed over here to visit when I say your comment on mine. LOL...

Sweet dreams! xoxo

sealaura said...

my fave is the dress in the brown and tealish combo. superb! love this post, very fresh and inspiring.

Simply Mel said...

These blocks of cheery color scream summer - love it!

indigotangerine said...

those dresses are sublime, so bold and graphic, as are the paintings
-indigo

Lorna said...

I love that long full length white-red-black piece. Wow.
~Lorna

PS~Erin said...

That last dress is gorgeous! Definitely a work of art!

Frau said...

Love the color combo's! Some reason makes me think of popsicles.
Okay think I need more coffee!! Have a great Wednesday!

Jeannette Mariae said...

So beautiful bold colors. Love it ;-)

Elizabeth Marie said...

"told ya!"

you crack me up. The colors are so bold and striking, I adore. xoxo

Jan said...

It's a small world sometimes LNM !
For details of my 'moment' at the TM - tap Rothko in the search box on my blog.
Serendipity ! x

Liily said...

The dresses are simply gorgeous.

xl

janettaylor said...

Amazing!

XoXo

cindy : quaint said...

love them both!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Have always loved his work and those dresses are so cool. Love how they flow.

Callie Grayson said...

great pairings with the art and fashion. I love Mark Rothko painting, the emotion is always so raw for me. I discovered his work while in art school and it was an emotional time for me, which made him a favorite!

The Seeker said...

Def fashion inspired in art.
Love this post with those bold colours!!!

Thanks for sharing all this, darling.

Blessings.

XOXO

Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

so gorgeous, it's like wearing art! :)

me melodia said...

I really dig these dresses.
Great find.

Sal said...

Good call! The similarities between the dresses and the Rothkos are astonishing.

muchlove said...

those hand painted dresses are amazing! The colours are beautiful.

jen said...

beautiful dresses!

photojoy said...

Beautiful colors! I've known anything about Rothko.
Thank you for sharing this. I'm glad you wrote it for us.

Couture Carrie said...

I adore this cross-pollination in the arts! Rothko is one of my favorite modern artsits, and these art-inspired dresses are lovely! If we can't afford a rothko, at least we can buy one of these amazing dresses! Fabulous post, darling L!

xoxox,
CC

down and out chic said...

this is a fascinating world we live in; fantastic post.

p.s. i can't wait for my giraffe, i'm sooooo excited!

Eda said...

Beautiful pictures! I think I'm gonna buy some water colors...painting is such a great way to express our feelings!

Megan said...

Those hand-painted clothes are gorgeous!

DaisyChain said...

Woah, so amazing.

hint said...

Love, love Rothko! How cool the connection between his color palettes and fashion. Also, thank you for sharing the quote. I hadn't understood this part of his intention and his paintings have opened up for me.

Fashion Moment said...

Wow, this post is absolutely amazing!

FM~FP

Poetikat said...

You are so right! The Rothko is exactly like the Isogawa dresses (aren't they gorgeous!?) I love the one with the aqua and orange.
Excellent post!

Kat

Brian Miller said...

love the color combos. kept getting better the further down i would scroll.

Savvy Mode SG said...

drooling on my key board now.

Charlie said...

I'm a huge Rothko fan. I love the paintings. The dresses are beautiful as well and the silhouette will flatter most figures as well as the color combo will compliment most complexions. Great post Leonore, I love it all!

drollgirl said...

here is the deal. you get all the dresses, and i get all of the paintings. i love his paintings. i used to work at a museum that had some, and i could have stared at them all day long. LOVE THEM.

photojoy said...

foundimental mistake!

"I've known anything about Rothko."
How could I know him! I was going to write "I don't know anything about Rothko." Sorry. I made a mess.

maveri_ck<3 said...

i love mark rothko and omg these dresses are amazing--- i love this post, best one ive seen in a while!!! thanks for posting!

Kirti said...

AWESOME post, melding 2 of my passions! I love the Rothkos and I had never seen those fashions before...beautiful! Thank you...

Peter Breese said...

Great dresses and fun paintings... good match.

Fraggle said...

Rothko painted in the spirit of another Russian painter, Malevitch (he painted all black paintings, which he believed fostered a kind of religious experience due to their lack of content). The emphasis was always about the emotional experience of the viewer rather than the physical make-up of the painting.

That being said...I love love love Rothko's color combos and the way they fade into each other...the way that is worked into those dresses is fantastic!

Chessa! said...

amazing. I love these dresses...they seem so constructed but also organic. love.

Hanako66 said...

love rothko...amazing post:)

up and down town said...

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous dresses.
wearable art is definitely my art of choice!