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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Surrealism from the thirties

The surrealist movement of the 1930s extended from art into design through jewelry and fashion, particularly in the work of Elsa Schiaparelli. Here are two scarves I made from a 1930s silk with a surrealist influenced design. Biomorphism and microscopic images are characteristics of surrealism and these characteristics are apparent in this print that has the appearance of strange blood cells under a microscope. This is one of the earliest fabrics I've found and I've made it into a number of scarves with different backings. This image shows one with a sheer black wool backing and another with a teal blue wool, mirroring the teal in the print.

1 comment:

  1. I am the new happy owner of this scarf, the 1930s surrealist-inspired silk, backed in a diaphanous black wool -- as the winning bidder at the Museum of California Design benefit held yesterday. Thank you -- it's gorgeous.