Thursday, April 14, 2011

Good Ship Lollipop

Mark Rothko White Center 1950
The Art- Mark Rothko's White Center became famous for marking his signature style, multiple rectangles floating against a colored background, as well as breaking records in 2007 at auction for being sold for close to 73 million dollars. Rothko's style relies heavily on the color in his paintings rather than figures to convey what Rothko perceived as basic human emotions. I believe this is why his paintings are so accessible, his extensive study and fascination with primitive art in the 1940's is evidenced in his now signature style. Rothko's paintings are modest yet meditative. The power of his paintings is in the color, and the feelings and emotions that color brings to each individual viewer. Rothko's paintings, unlike our modern day world, force us to participate in his work and have our own experience.

The Duds- This painting is very sexy to me and calming at the same time. The deep pink and the rich orange are totally balanced by the crisp white in the center. This calls for a bold color pairing. While I am definitely not one to follow trends, I am loving that this spring more designers are experimenting with color blocking and it fits perfectly with this painting. Alberta Ferretti's Casual pants are impossibly chic with their well-tailored look and perfectly relaxed fit. I would keep the top simple with a white short-sleeve turtleneck that's just a little dressier than a white shirt but still very classic. The Furla candy bag adds a juicy pop of color and whimsy to the outfit making it just a tad more fun. I would balance these bright colors with a gorgeous nude strappy sandal. The Jimmy Choo lance in a nude patent perfectly enhances feet. Honestly, they are the most perfect strappy sandal. This outfit just makes me crave sunshine and lollipops...aaaaand a towncar with a driver!!!!

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