Monday, 27 February 2012
i am half sick of shadows
"Ciphers and Constellations, in Love with a Woman," by Joan Miró
Living in a place where February, though perhaps still chilly, tends to be sunny and bright, I've been seized with a desire to wear colour, and also white. As various people have noted, I'm on a real red kick at the moment, which I'm continuing with these endlessly tomato-hued tights. The brights and whites of this outfit were more than a little inspired by a trip to the Miró Foundation the day before. The shining white building that houses the master surrealist's work interacts with the blue Mediterranean sky in a way that's more than a little reminiscent of some of his works. I've always loved how much joy can be contained in his splashes of red, yellow and blue on white. There's also a really good exhibition on at the gallery until next month, relating Miró's works to the context of the Spanish Civil war and his rural Catalan roots.
We bought posters of the work below... and early piece and a bit different from his most celebrated style, but so representative of the countryside around Barcelona...
"The Farm," by Joan Miró
Photos by Albert
dress: J.Crew (gift from Emily), tights: Boots, shoes: Fly London, coat: Zara, pin: Christmas present