SIA Inspiration: Kehinde WileyPosted: June 8, 2020
It’s my turn to host SIA, and in light of recent events, I thought I’d take this opportunity to honor a black artist, so here is my pick:
This is “Triple Portrait of Charles II” by Kehinde Wiley, probably best known for his portrait of President Obama. His paintings feature black people posing in the style of the Old Masters (the above painting is, of course, a nod to Van Dyck’s Charles I in Three Positions) against gorgeously intricate backdrops of foliage, flowers, and other designs. I picked the above painting because the colors – blue, silver/gray, brown, and black – are easiest for me to replicate in an outfit, but you should definitely check out his other works here and here.
Remember to send your outfits to me by next Tuesday, June 16th. To continue to support the Black Lives Matter movement, go here. Stay strong and stay safe.