Inspiration is definitely everywhere for your everyday life, if you want to see it I guess. There are so many beautiful things people have made, that it is sometimes overwhelming. (Especially at this very early hour I’m writing this post…). One of the things I’ve always find beautiful and can’t wait to see (and lucky for me I will!) is the exhibition of the Matisse cut-outs at the Tate Modern. He was a master in the use of color, as you can see. This quote of him I particularly liked: “Seek the strongest color effect possible… the content is of no importance”. There is also a movie about the exhibition, see the trailer below.
Color reminds me also of India, and reading about the fashion exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum: The glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014, I found this dress. The fabric is a traditional sari. Very chic indeed, isn’t it?
Cocktail dress of sari fabric (detail), Simonetta, about 1950. Museum no. T.762:1, 2-1995. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
And from the sari dress, to these cool picture of Dutch fashion designer Christa van der Meer, from her work Iminjunju. This project is about connecting her portrait drawings to her fashion designs. Interesting is the balance between art and fashion, and again, the use of color (and patterns!). There’s something dreamy about the pictures as well. You can find more info about her, here.
Photography: Lisandro Suriel
And then at last, this trailer from a documentary about Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection at Dior. This film will be in cinema at the TriBeCa film festival.
When you think about it, the way the Matisse exhibition is presented to us in the short film, actually has a lot of similarities with this trailer. Is video the way to present yourself as a brand, museum etc? For a movie the use of a trailer is normal off course, but for an exhibition? Do you like it or not? Are you more eager to see the exhibition after you’ve seen this movie?
Just some questions to think about during Easter holiday…Enjoy your weekend!