Saturday, April 07, 2007

The Great Wave Off Kanagawa, by Hokusai..reinterpreted by Galliano


In an earlier post about Galliano and his Japanese inspired couture show for Dior earlier this year....I meant to follow up with this post. Don't you wonder sometimes where artists find their inspiration? This is The Great Wave of Kanagawa, painted in the 1831 by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). What a beautiful painting, and if you could see it really up close, you will see the little fishing boats about to get smashed by the wave, while the sacred Fuji mountain is framed in the background. I love the mix of the old and the new, Galliano really grabbed me with this one. My life, and my collecting, the way that I dress and decorate my life, is guided by this theme of mixing the old and the new. I'm a modern girl, but love history and it's power! LOVE IT!

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home

Don't Wait to Win an Ebay Auction on Some Rare Vintage Shoes....


Got to have a pair of 1940's platform wedges NOW! Well, even though this fashion source is reproduction vintage shoes, they sure do have a great selection of shoes to choose from. I would love to have these "Gilda" platform shoes...somebody send me some money! :) A little expensive, but I bet it's worth the wait! I bet these would work great with a vintage sari or tunic ensemble, or the quentissential vintage 40's swing dress.
remixvintageshoes.com
love it!

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

<< Home