Picasso had one. I think I'm going through one.
|Bloggerista self-photo via bathroom mirror|
The print on the wall happens to be a Picasso Blue Nude
Velvet jacket: Armani Collezioni
Do you go through phases wearing just one color palette? The grey winter seems to have left me reaching for variations on midnight blue, black, and grey. Even the faded lavender in this '60s blue bathroom is commiserating. (I've put on this midnight blue -- nearly purple -- velvet Armani jacket several times in the last few weeks! The quilting reminds me of bed jackets favored by my mom and aunts when I was a little girl.)
This talk of subtle color variations reminds me of James McNeill Whistler's "Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1." He insisted on naming it musically, but it never quite stuck. "Whistler's Mother" was just a lot catchier than his reference to tonal harmonies!
|Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1|
otherwise known as "Whistler's Mother"
by James McNeill Whistler, 1871
Musée D'Orsay, Paris
Then again, the painting itself was labeled a "failed experiment" back then -- though that could be due to the disagreeable look of the subject rather than technique? Perhaps the same could be said of my picture! Hmmm ... I think I'll name the photo "Arrangement in Blue and Violet," fondly known as "Bloggerista in the Bathroom."
We're off to the ski slopes, and I just squeezed this post in between packing, the ballet tonight, and our flight tomorrow. This may be the end of my Blue Period. The sun is shining today, the spring blossoms are out, and for the first time since summer, I put on red pants!