SIA Inspiration: Remedios Varo

It’s my turn to host SIA this week, and I have to admit, I had a difficult time deciding on an artwork. School starts again next week, and as I was looking through my old assignments from college and grad school for ideas for my class this semester, I came across this:

This very striking painting is called “The Star Catcher” by Spanish artist Remedios Varo, one of the few acknowledged female surrealist painters of the early 20th century. What was it doing amongst my old school work, you may ask? I actually used it for my Story Generation class, in which you have to pick an image, a song, or a poem and write a story inspired by it. I came across this somewhere and wrote an Andersen-esque story named, you guess it, “The Star Catcher” (I’m not very good with titles), about a young woman whose job is to catch fallen stars and fix them up into new ones.

So that’s the roundabout way of how this painting came to be our inspiration for this week’s SIA. The colors are muted – mostly black and brown with touches of white and golden yellow, but the shape of the dress and the checkerboard pattern on the floor could provide a source of inspiration as well. I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with! Remember to send me your outfit by next Tuesday, August 13th. Enjoy!

4 Comments on “SIA Inspiration: Remedios Varo”

  1. Man, that’s a really beautiful picture!!

  2. Kezzie says:

    It’s really interesting and I love the title! Can I read you story please!? I love the idea of it!
    I’ve got an idea for this alread y so will try to gt an outfit together!

    • Salazar says:

      Haha, the story is kinda terrible (it was during my first year) and embarrassing even for me to read, so I don’t think I’ll ever let it see the light of day!

  3. Oh wow, what a fantastic picture!

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