April 13, 2017

bridget davies.

Hello, and welcome back!

Today we are loving the work of UK artist Bridget Davies. I've long been a fan of her fashion illustrations, and I may have featured them on the blog before. But I'm not quite sure. In any case, her pieces are so beautiful, they are worth spotlighting again.

Influenced by a love for paper dolls as a child and the glamorous illustrations of the 40s and 50s as a budding artist, Davies' work is a marvel of water and ink, a union of fashion and art. As she says in her artist statement:

                 "While the constantly changing face of fashion doesn’t preoccupy me,
                   the silhouette and detail of  women’s fashion is a major source of
                   inspiration for me. Layering personal experience with ideas from
                  literature and conversation, I use the genre of fashion painting to
                  create scenarios and characters that I would best describe as visual
                  anecdotes, blended fact and fiction that tell secret stories drawn from
                  my own presence and desires."  

Davies' illustrations are whimsical and deceptively simple, yet they have a unique depth, transporting you to a more glamorous world of gowns, parties and witty conversations (about literature, of course). You can see more of Davies' art at her site and at Saatchi Art

All art (c) Bridget Davies

And a few more things to love today.

This Japanese couple has been married for 37 years and coordinate their outfits every day. They've only been on Instagram for three months, but already have a following of 435,000! How cute are they! Via My Modern Met.

I love these posters for The Wicker Man, a favorite film of mine.

And I would love to attend this double show at Team Gallery in Venice on April 23rd: Robert Janitz, Hypothetical Types of Biochemsistry and McDermott & McGough: Hollywod (Homosexual) Hopeful. More details here.

La Coleur Des Jours Heureux, 2017, Robert Janitz

Twilight Men, 1965/2017, McDermott & McGough

 Hope to see you there! And I'll see you back here soon, with more to love. xoL

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