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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Denim as art

A British artist, Denimu, who lives in Sweden, uses the beautiful, intrinsic qualities of denim, to express his thoughts and visions of the world. Follow him on twitter, facebook, or his blog.
A 17th century, European painter (name unknown), who worked in Italy, painted the poor, dressed in their old, worn denim, with the same dignity and honor as a court painter would have bestowed upon a rich patron. The paintings respect the character and one can't help but look beyond the misfortune and be inspired by the denim, and how it adapted so practically.
The paintings are currently on exhibition at the Didier Aaron in New York until February 14th.