Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Jean Michel Basquiat and Gustav Klimt have been in my head lately. I know, two artists with different styles and approaches to their creation of art as well as their approach to the society that sees their art seems like an odd couple to share space in my head. Though decades and art movements separate these two artists, they both have given me inspiration for my approach to dressing.
Klimt's work makes me want to embrace the inherent sexuality in all of us. His erotic painting and scream at my puritanical nature and motivates me to adorn myself in my sexuality.
Basquiat has a special place in my heart. Being the first black artist I started to notice, his works has shaped my sense of identity and judgement of beauty. Before him art to me was Renaissance. His works opened up a world of vulgarity and revolution that I hope will transfer to my wardrobe.