Yes it’s that time of year and I have been joyously caught up with Christmas drinks, get-togethers and present shopping leaving me neglectful of my blog. I have visited several gorgeous exhibitions in recent weeks as well, which have left me full of artistic inspiration which I hope to carry through to the new year. Yikes 2015!
Here’s a taster from the stunning Guy Bourdin at Somerset House (if I’d known photos were allowed I’d have taken my camera but it’s just my camera phone captures below):
These shots from his ‘Walking Legs’ campaign for Charles Jourdan clearly demonstrate his surreal influences which would have been developed as Man Ray’s protégé. But the shots I really loved were the black and white ones he took in the 1980’s:
These images were still showcasing shoes and legs but I loved the gritty edge to his playful style. Truly inspirational.
I also saw the beautiful Egon Schiele at the Courtauld Gallery. His work was revolutionary at the time he made it (early 20th century) hence the exhibition’s name; ‘The Radical Nude’. It was an exquisite collection of sketches, his line work and use of colour really struck and stayed with me.
(again just my camera phone I’m afraid):
I also had the chance to walk around the permanent collection at the Courtauld and see one of my favorite artist’s work. I danced when I was was younger and still love attending the ballet, Degas will always have a special place in my heart:
I wish you all a peaceful holiday season, full of love and fun with friends and family. Here’s to 2015!