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Hanging Out Linen {Living Skirt Art}

Living Skirt Art recreated by Skirt Fixation

Today everyone’s favorite skirt series, Living Skirt Art, is back for it’s monthly appearance.  We just love recreating works of art with a skirt in them.  What is SO VERY special about today’s Living Skirt Art installment is that we’ve got not one, but two special guest bloggers creating living skirt art with us!  Stay tuned to the end of the post for a couple of sneak peeks.

The artist featured in today’s Living Skirt Art recreation is Charles Courtney Curran.  He was born in 1861 in Hartford Kentucky and raised in Ohio.  He studied art in New York.  He showed his work publicly for almost 30 years.  Then he studied in Paris for 2 years under fellow Impressionist Jules Lefebvre.  Upon returning to the U.S. he settled in New York and began teaching art.  Later in life, he also began to teach at Cragsmoor, a summer art center.  He died in 1942.  Even today his works of art can be found in museums and Art Institutes around the world.

Living Skirt Art series by Skirt Fixation.

This piece of art, Hanging Out Linen is one of several he did with ladies hanging laundry as the main subject.  In each of them the play of lighting and shadows is incredible.   It is an oil on canvas, originally painted in 1887.  And it’s almost life size at 54” tall by 30” wide.

Living Skirt Art recreated by Skirt Fixation

The hardest thing about recreating Hanging Out Linen was recreating the lighting.  We decided that artist take creative liberties with lighting and color that cameras just can’t recreate!  So we’ve done our best and you’ll have to forgive the imperfections.  Do you recognize the skirt?  It’s one from our most recent All The Skirts series with Megan Nielsen and Imagine Gnats; the Brumby Skirt.

Horizontal Hanging Out Linen

In Summary:

Painting: Hanging Out Linen

Artist: Charles Courtney Curran

Model: Audrey

Photography: Allegra

Skirt: Megan Nielsen Brumby Skirt in champagne double gauze blogged here.

Living Skirt Art recreated by Skirt Fixation

To see all the other works in our Living Skirt Art series, click here.  As always, check out our Skirt Art (Paintings) and Skirt Art (Illustrations) boards on Pinterest. Any suggestions on which piece of skirt art we should be inspired by next?


And now go visit Michelle over at Falafel and the Bee to see and read about her Living Skirt Art recreation.  This sneak peek is of the “before” and we’re sure you are familiar with the “after,” it’s a VERY famous piece of art by a very famous artist!

Living Skirt Art with Paisley Roots

Also we have Karly from Paisley Roots with another Living Skirt Art representation.  You may not be as familiar with this piece of skirt art, but you DEFINITELY should not miss Karly’s recreation!

10 thoughts on “Hanging Out Linen {Living Skirt Art}

  1. […] hop over to Skirt Fixation to see which painting Audrey chose to […]

  2. WOW! What a fantastic job! I adore this series:)
    Thanks for having me.

  3. Great job on your recreation! It is really close to the painting.

  4. This is brilliant! well done. I love these skirt art pieces.
    Sandy in the UK

  5. Oh! This is brilliant! well done.
    I love these skirt art pieces.
    Sandy in the UK

  6. Hard time posting this!
    I wanted to say that I think this is a brilliant recreation! Well done.
    I really love the Skirt art posts.
    Sandy in the UK

  7. oh duh. They finally worked all at one. Please delete some of them!

    1. Sandy, I love that you liked our post so much you stuck around with the difficult commenting until you had success!

  8. Love this piece of artwork & the rendition/remake you did! As one of the traditional “women’s chores” of the past – I never minded doing the laundry, especially if I had a clothesline to hang it out on! The fresh smell of those sun-dried garments & feel of the soft wind-blown sheets were heavenly. Thanks for your efforts this month – you aced it again!! (well all except the furrow [concentration] on your brow 🙂

  9. GREAT job!! another favorite!!

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