Is This From a Famous Artist's Work?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by vintspiration, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. vintspiration

    vintspiration Alumni

    Is This From a Famous Artist\'s Work?

    Is this like a French Cafe scene? In what era is it mimicking? Also, what do you usually call these shirts? It's not really a photo print, it's more like art - is this similar to a famous artists work? I know I had one of these 70's poly shirts like this a couple of years ago that was of artist Gustav Klimt's work and I sold it on a BIN in like minutes. If this is like another artisits work I'd like to highlight in my auction - it really helped me last time!

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  2. It looks like a Renoir similar to this cafe scene where all his subjects are looking at each other.<br><br>Cafe Scene<br><br>But don't trust me. What I know about artists, you can put in a thimble.:D
  3. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    Renoir is exactly what I thought too, Linda. And they're usually just called "big shirts." Bob Mackie does a lot of them (silk) for QVC.

  4. fuzzylizzie

    fuzzylizzie Trade Member

    It's in the style of Renoir, but the color scheme is all different. Renoir used lots of blues. But the figures are very Renoiresque!

  5. cherry-pie-and-roses

    cherry-pie-and-roses Registered Guest

    VFG offers so many opportunities to learn. LOL

    Art Appreciation 101
  6. camelbackcat

    camelbackcat Trade Member

    The figures are very Renoiresque and the cafe scene is typical of his work. There's also a touch of Toulouse Lautrec (heck, I think I misspelled his name) and a little Degas. How's that for confusing? All in all, I'd say it's reminiscent of Renoir.
    joey (who needs to pull out her art books)
  7. vintspiration

    vintspiration Alumni

    Seems like Renoir is clear winner. I posted on the VC&A Board and got pretty much the same concensus there ~ seems alot of vinties are Art Buffs. ;)
  8. I had a "Sunday in the Park" shirt and I called it an "artprint" shirt or art print. Probably not an official name for them, but they tend to be an exact or a slightly skewed version of an art work - the color palette may be shifted, it may be repeated in an odd way, or out of proportion, etc...

  9. vintspiration

    vintspiration Alumni

    Art Print - yes! Perfect name for it. Now I can list it!! Thank you! :)

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