For our final Living Skirt Art of 2016 we chose a painting that forecasts the future. Be sure to visit the other Living Skirt Art piece of art by guest poster, Teri from FaSewLa, linked at the end of this post.
This month, we chose Clotilde by Louis Paul Dessar. He was interested in art from a young age. Born in Indiana in 1867, he attended the National Academy of Design in New York. He became fascinated with French Landscape painting and moved to Giverny, France. After marrying a fellow art student, living in France for 50 years, and spending his entire life painting, he returned to the United States where he died in Connecticut in 1952.
Since Louis Paul Dessar favored an overall golden tone in his pictures, and normally painted later in the day, we tried very carefully to replicate that part in our Living Skirt Art piece today. His love of light can be seen reflected in Clotilde where the light filtering through the filmy curtain plays with the plant shadows. A pregnant woman knits something small, presumably for her expected child.
The skirt in our photo is this one made for Allegra years ago. (Thankfully it has a wide elastic waistband!) A little secret: it is being worn inside out because the lining was a closer match to the original photo than the printed reverse!
Artist: Louis Paul Dessar
Skirt: Chiffon Maxi Skirt Knock Off
And now go visit Teri at FaSewLa to see and read about her fantastic Living Skirt Art recreation. Isn’t her preview photo above so artistic in itself? But you really need to see the art she is recreating!