SIA: The Great Wave

Style Imitating Art

Happy Monday! Did you have a busy weekend? Because I sure did! It was Chicago Triathlon weekend which, second to Chicago Marathon weekend and Good Life Race weekend, is one of my busiest. However, I still took some time for fun. I hope you did, too!

But I couldn’t leave you hanging on this week’s Style Imitating Art choice. This week Salazar chose a rather iconic painting – The Great Wave off Kanagawa

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Also known as “The Wave”, one of the interesting things about this painting is that, as Salazar read in A History of the World in 100 Objects.

This is not a Japanese blue – it is Prussian blue or Berlin blue, a synthetic dye invented in Germany in the early eighteenth century and much less prone to fading than traditional blues.

So, yeah, I suppose that means you could wear blue! Or tan. Or something with a wave component. I currently have a top from Le Tote that could work or I could come up with something else. We’ll see!

Don’t forget to send your pics to 14shadesofgreyblog@gmail.com by next Monday, September 5th!

One Reply on “SIA: The Great Wave

  1. Dee Paradis

    As for “The Wave”, if you look closely, you will see that the water at the ends of the waves resembles and repeats the claws of a dragon, over and over again. In Japan, and other parts of the Orient it is/was believed that the dragons breathed clouds of moisture and were in charge of the water and the weather.
    One of my favorite prints, and if you can find one in a coloring book, now for adults, it is a wonderful piece of artwork to color.

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