Wednesday, January 12, 2011

February...a Month for Love and Paper Dresses


The Kiss (1907-1908)
I'm so excited to announce the artist as inspiration for February's Dress Up!  Drum roll.....Gustav Klimt!  I'm sure you recognize The Kiss.  Klimt completed this "fascinating icon of the loss of self lovers experience" in 1908.  A huge thanks goes to Habka for it was she who suggested Klimt and I immediately thought of The Kiss and how perfect Klimt is for February...the month for love!  Sexuality, regeneration, love and death are major themes in Klimt's artwork.   He founded the school of painting called the Vienna Sezession, which, according to the Paris Web Museum, "embodied the highly keyed erotic, psychological, and aesthetic preoccupations of turn of the century Vienna's dazzling intellectual world."  The Sezession is also known as the Viennese version of Art Nouveau.  Here are a few examples of Gustav's work:

Judith I (1901)

Love (1895)
Mada Primavesi
Klimt's body of work is large.  You should not have any trouble finding a piece to use as inspiration for your dress!  Remember, you can use any materials for your dress and any style!  Click HERE for all of the Dress Up 2011 details!!  Good luck and I am looking forward to getting to see your fabulous works!

I will have the Link tool up and running February 1!

Toodles!

Angela

9 comments:

BLISS angels said...

yeS ! yes ! thank you I love klimt, I have the kiss and the ages of woman in my family room ... I have a funny story Paul brought me a klimt for my birthday it is part of the snakes one and so the woman is nude.... B took one look and said that I should put it where HE'S friends would NOT see it ... I had to explain IT IS ART...and that's why it okay to have that on the walls I Can't wait to do my dress.... hugs wendy

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

oh great choice for Feb...I love Klimt...now I better get a move on for Jan:) first!!!! HELP!!

Asas à imaginação said...

Oh!very great!I loved Klimt!Just to create in my mind!ah,february...come'n!!!
Good!Good!
Hugs,Angela!
Marlei

Habka said...

Thanks for "Klimt inspiration". Kiss is my favourite painting.

Frosted Petunias said...

Oh I love love Klimt and The Kiss is my favorite. Yay! Can't wait to come up with a dress. Thanks Angela!

Anna

Cyndi said...

Love Klimt's work, and it is the perfect inspiration for your February "dress". Can't wait to see what you all come up with! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Wow! Looking at all of Klimt's work, there are so many things to give us inspiration! Great idea!

Jaluza Scrap said...

Klimt?? Amei a escolha!!!
Amo "Árvore da Vida".
Bjs!!! Bjs!!!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauu já vou começar minha produção!!!