It’s time for our very popular Living Skirt Art series. Be sure to visit our TWO guests (sneak peeks at the end of this post) for their fabulous works of living skirt art! You will feel like you are walking through an art gallery!
When we first saw The Little Peasant Girl by Heinrich Hirt, we just had to bring it to life. Annie is several years older than the little girl in the photo, but we just had to include this piece of art in our Living Skirt Art series. As in the past, we fell in love with the lighting in this oil painting as well as the model.
Heinrich Hirt mostly concentrated on children as his subjects, and walking through an exhibit of his paintings would feel like you were surrounded by childhood laughter and innocence. Heinrich was born in Furth, Germany where his father owned a comb factory. Art seemed to run in the family; his older brother Johann Christian Hirt was a sculptor and attended the Munich Academy of Art. Heinrich settled in Munich and exhibited his work throughout Germany, primarily in Berlin, Munich and Dresden.
For this month’s Living Skirt Art, I sewed Annie a much needed new skirt! She’s grown so much over the summer that a new long knit skirt for fall was in order. I used the Girl’s Jocole Yoga A-line skirt pattern and some basic chocolate colored knit fabric from JoAnn’s. This shirt goes with several tops Annie has that she’s outgrown the matching skirts to, like this Family Reunion top by Oliver+S (details here.)
Painting: The Little Peasant Girl
Artist: Heinrich Hirt
Skirt: Girl’s Jocole A-line yoga skirt
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 treat yourself with a visit to see Farrah at Mingo and Grace to see the well known artwork she’s brought to life.
Also, you don’t want to miss Emi from Just Add Fabric‘s creation. You’ll want to read about her Living Skirt Art using a very special artist to her family.