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.
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.
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.
Painting: Hanging Out Linen
Artist: Charles Courtney Curran
Skirt: Megan Nielsen Brumby Skirt in champagne double gauze blogged here.
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!
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!