We all take inspiration from modern culture for our fashion and style. Influences from MTV pop videos to politicians, books, movie stars and even reality TV celebrities. But I bet you haven’t considered basing your look around modern art. Don’t worry you don’t have to dash off to the nearest art gallery or have a 1st class Art degree. We’ve got it covered for you with some key pieces that can relate to the most popular artists of the current times. Shop now for your nod to art and culture and get your own Asos free delivery code.
A pioneer of abstract art, Piet Mondrian’s work contributed to the De Stijl art movement. He is renowned for his use of colour and lines in compositions that convey emotion in a bold new way. The Dutchman’s use of simplified lines and bold colours has inspired generations of artists and designers, and, now, you can get into it too. Pull together some bold shirts, colour block jumpers or block colour shows and accessories – try and stick with the primary colour wheel.
Frenchman Henri Matisse took influences from the flamboyant Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gauguin so it’s no wonder his work uses bright and bold colours. As a modern master nicknamed the ‘king of colour’ and paintings to portray energy through colour and shape. Bring some Matisse statement pieces into your life with an over-the-head jacket, patchwork shirt or Herschel backpack.
An American painter of Russian Jewish decent, Mark Rothko refused to be connected to any art movement, however he is generally identified as an abstract expressionist. Using block colours, Rothko would blend his brushes with thin oiled paint and light brushstrokes to add effect to the finishing of his work. He selected colour tones that would complement each other on his paint palette but would soften at the edges of his work. Pay homage to the tints and hues of his work by pairing some coloured denims with tees and jackets of the same tone. Avoid patterns, embroidery or other colours.
You’ll be using metallic statements, different textures and block colours when dressing with some Koons style. Yep, a bit ‘out there’ and funky but keeping it in-style. The American artist recently sold a giant mirror finished ‘Balloon dog’ for $58million so this guy obviously knows how to work modern art and culture. For this look, opt for some silver, gold or rosegold metallics for tops or jackets and bring it down a notch with some black wet look denims or shorts. Through an additional splash of colour on with some bold blushed eye-catching trainers.