Greetings, everyone!! It has been a while, I know, yet I have good reasons - job demands, graduations, summer schedules, life, and other things. I will be better, I promise.
To celebrate summer, a playful green vintage polka-dot blouse with skinny jeans and T-strap shoes. Accessorized with a beaded belt, classic pearls and my Dolce & Gabanna sunglasses and I am ready for a relaxed casual Friday at the office.
THE WOMEN OF GARRY WINONGRANDAnd now for my art nugget of the post...On a Sunday afternoon, I went to the Denver Art Museum to see an exhibition of photographs by Garry Winogrand, selected from a famous series of portraits of women originally published in 1975. Using a 35mm Leica camera, Winogrand captured not just a group of self-assured and stylish women, but through his works we are transported into a long gone era.
|Laughing Woman with Ice Cream Cone|
At first, the images do not appear especially striking I have to admit, yet as I studied the women's carefree expressions...
|Woman Riding Bicycle|
...a subtle flirtation with the photographer,
|Woman with String|
...or a self-confident woman with a unique sense of style, I could not help but start imagining stories, their stories.
|Woman with Teardrop Earring|
The easy glamour of the time
|Histrionics on Bench|
No stilettos!!? Everyone sits relaxed in summer dresses and flat shoes. Style and comfort.
|Woman with Arms Crossed|
|Women Carrying Bags|
Surely, we can't help but to be intrigued by the subtlety with which Winogrand captured these images, the great contrasts he finds of light and dark, the highlited characters and angles of their body movements, the busy streets and quiet moments.
If you are in Denver, pay the museum a visit to view Garry Winongrand: Women Are Beautiful, open through September 30, 2012. For more information, visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/garry-winogrand-women-are-beautiful
Until next time fashionistas and art lovers!
All images courtesy of the Denver Art Museum.