Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Art of Vintage Prints

This week the shop has some great new items, and by chance, three of them have prints inspired by fine artists!

Vintage Clothing Prints www.vintagelovebygigi.com



Vintage Clothing Prints www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Get all of the details and lots more pictures after the jump!

1970s Button Up Blouse - Pablo Picasso Lithograph Series ('45-'46)


The moment I saw this shirt I knew I had to have it. Cute oxen with duckbills, in mint and spring pastels? I'm in. But it kept nagging me; the print was so familiar! Finally Picasso's work crept to mind. A few searches later I find that he created a series of drawings (1945 - 1946) in which he reduced the bull into its most basic form. I am unsure if the shirt was inspired with permission or without.

Picasso Print Fabric Vintage Clothing Prints www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Vintage Clothing Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.comVintage Clothing Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Vintage Clothing Picasso Print Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com
// Picasso Bull Blouse // is available for purchase in my etsy shop!

1950s Day Dress - Impressionist Painters Monet, Manet, Van Gogh


This 1950's day dress is breathtaking, largely in part to its beautiful print. The fabric is covered in impressionist style peonies or garden roses. The impressionist movement began in the late 1800s when artists chose to paint in a hastier style instead of the realistic style favored in the past. Their goal was to capture the feeling of a fleeting moment on canvas. In researching this post, I just learned that Vincent Van Gogh is a post-impressionist; a similar style that evolved when artist injected even more emotion and freedom to abstract into impressionism. Enjoy the beautiful paintings impressionist - and post-impressionist - below. Van Gogh's "Bowl with Peonies and Roses" will have you seeing double with the day dress!

Manet

Vintage Clothing Fine Art Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Monet

Vintage Clothing Fine Art Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Vintage Clothing Fine Art Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Van Gogh

Vintage Clothing Fine Art Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com
Vintage Clothing Fine Art Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Vintage Clothing Fine Art Prints Fabric www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Vintage Impressionist Peonie Print www.vintagelovebygigi.com
 Vintage 1950s Day Dress Peonie Print www.vintagelovebygigi.com
// Impressionist Blooms Day Dress // is available for purchase in my etsy shop!

1960s Skater Dress - Minimalist Painter Ellsworth Kelly


This 1960's dress shows how similar movements in fashion and art can be. The bright colors, bold graphic prints and color blocks synonymous with "mod fashion" in the 1960s coincide with the minimalist movement in the art world at the time. Reducing subjects to their minimal element(s) resulted in artwork that was bold in color and simple in shape. Shapes and lines were often repeated to achieve maximum impact. 

Ellsworth Kelly is a minimalist painter that began to gain notoriety in the late 50s.  He liked to play with shapes and the blank canvas space as well as how different shapes worked together in a large blank space like an entire gallery wall. His work is strikingly similar to the colorful graphics and white background of the mod skater dress found below.

Fine Art Inspired Fabric Vintage Clothing Print www.vintagelovebygigi.com

Fine Art Inspired Fabric Vintage Clothing Print www.vintagelovebygigi.com
Fine Art Inspired Fabric Vintage Clothing Print www.vintagelovebygigi.com

1960s Mod Skater Dress www.vintagelovebygigi.com

// Candy Land Couture Skater Dress // is available for purchase in my etsy shop!

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