In Bloom…

When I first started this blog, I thought I would feature Art in it a lot more, seeing as I spent 3 long years with my head in books reading about Artists and Art Theory. I guess this hasn’t been the case but there’s no time like the present!

I’m a bit of a fan of early 20th century French prints and I came across this print at the V&A a few weeks ago. Georges Barbier was one of the greats and his prints often featured flamboyant fashion. He had also worked with Art Deco print master, Erté designing sets and costumes for the Folies Bergère. This fashion plate titled, ‘L’Air’ caught my eye with the woman in the bright floral print, stripey tights and matching orange shoes in the forground chasing after her hat in the wind. Quite a fun print no?

Georges Barbier L'Air
Georges Barbier, L’Air, 1925, engraving and pochoir.

In keeping with the floral theme of this post, I took some photos of the the courtyard in the V&A which is bordered by Hydrangea plants, all varying in colour from rose pink, soft lilac and pastel blue. I remember learning in school that the colours were due to alkaline levels in the soil…so obviously the V&A soil is quite confused!

pink hydrangea
blue hydrangeahydrangea nails
Ring (Alexander McQueen) Nails (Barry M-Berry Ice Cream)

I loved that my nails matched the lilac hydrangea and I realised that my ring was also in the design of a hydrangea bloom! Though, it was certainly a little more sinister than the ones gracing the courtyard.