QC Prêt-à-Porter || Allez Les Bleus

11/03/2013 § 1 Comment

Quite Continental: Allez Les Bleus

Nothing like a flash of spring to inspire a bit of wishful thinking:
WHARF “ONE” women’s chambray shirt, blue
Mother of Pearl Spirea printed silk crepe de chine skirt
Stella McCartney Clara Whispering lace bra and silk thong
Aurélie Bidermann Santa Fe braided cotton and gold-plated necklace
Elizabeth and James Carri T-strap sandals
A.P.C. Minimal bag

On the docket:
Blues for Smoke at the Whitney Museum
Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity at The Metropolitan Museum
Whiskey and a traditional Irish seisiún at The Dead Rabbit

If you live in New York, you probably took one look at the outfit above and wondered where exactly I would like to wear it, considering the all-day dusting of snow we received on Friday.  But when you consider the near sixty degree Saturday we had, perhaps you might be willing to indulge my rather wishful warm weather thoughts.  And who knows, perhaps a trip to a more tropical region is in order…?

Have a lovely week!
xoxo. M.

Keep in touch!  You can also follow me via:
Facebook    ||   Twitter   ||   Tumblr   ||   Pinterest  
Instagram: @quitecontinental

On the Docket: George Bellows at The Metropolitan Museum

15/11/2012 § 2 Comments

Very excited that the retrospective George Bellows, the first comprehensive examination of the great American realist painter’s career in nearly fifty years, opened today at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Perhaps best known for his depictions of boxers and early 20th century New York, Bellows has long been a favorite of mine.  I’ve included here some of the iconic works on display (which you can click through to appreciate in greater detail), but I am most looking forward to making new discoveries in his oeuvre, particularly in the area of lithography.

Of the nearly 120 works on display at the exhibition, approximately a third are devoted to scenes of New York.  Some, like the Cliff Dwellers (1913) below, offer insight into tenement life in Lower Manhattan with rich detail — did you notice the street car on its way to Vesey Street?  Bellows was a member of the Ashcan School, a realistic artistic movement in direct response to American Impressionism and its celebration of light.  Darker in tone and unafraid of dealing with the harsh realities of poverty and the unsavory characters of urban life, Ashcan School art challenges the viewer with its journalistic pursuit of truth.  Fittingly, Bellows’ canvas Up the Hudson (1908) holds the distinction of being the first Ashcan painting acquired by the Metropolitan, in 1911.  The artist was only 29 at the time, making him one of the youngest artists represented in the museum’s collection.

George Bellows is on display at The Metropolitan until February 18, 2013, after which it will travel to the Royal Academy of Arts, London (March 16 – June 2013).

New York by George Bellows

George Bellows
November 15, 2012 — February 18, 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

New York City by André Kertész

26/09/2012 § 2 Comments

“I write with light.”
— André Kertész

How I adore The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of
André Kertész photographs taken in New York.

Where Am I?

You are currently browsing entries tagged with Metropolitan Museum of Art at Quite Continental.

%d bloggers like this: