April 08, 2011

Clippings: Art Week

Another visual clippings post, because it's art week!  I love doing these!

Miss Moss has another fantastic art and fashion post
These are the colors I am channelling for Spring.

Don't underestimate the power of Art, even when the Spanish and US Postal Services are concerned.

Acres wide paintings in Holland?  Nope; just tulip season (via Poppytalk).

I have been eager to share this video with you all week. I found it so inspiring, though, when it first started, I was afraid it would be a bit pretentious. Profiling Michael Wolff, co-founder of Wolff Olins Agency, ("considered one of the preeminent visionaries and perhaps the father of 20th century brand expression and identity") it looks at his daily life, right down to his morning cup of tea--and how every aspect of that life is curated and considered from a aesthetic aspect.

Which, considering his job, is simply a matter of dedication and singleness of mind. To be so conscious of your life and intentional about everything in it is really quite inspiring. It reminds me of the William Morris quote, "Have nothing in your home that you do not consider to be beautiful or know to be useful" (and, preferably both)--well, Mr. Wolff has nothing in his life that is not both beautiful and useful. Which is quite inspiring.

Judith Martin (aka, Miss Manners) sat for Victor Edelstein for a portrait, and tells about it (with appropriate grace, wit, and modesty) in today's Washington Post. (Edelstein is a former fashion designer--Washingtonians and Princess Di fans will remember this dress--and when he turned to art, was educated at Charles Cecil Studios, where one of my dear friends was is also in the midst of her training.  So that's cool.) This portait, and others, are on display at National Portrait Gallery's special exhibition, Capital Portraits: Treasures From Washington Private Collections which opens today.

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