Wednesday, 5 January 2011
The sky over London has been pretty murky of late, there's a general greyness that - much like the red wine stain on our tablecloth - just won't budge. Anyway, on New Year's Eve (that's my birthday, if you're interested), Mr & Mrs TNMA went to see the Bridget Riley exhibition at the National Gallery. It's only a small show, just the one room, but a quick look at Riley's brilliant waves and I immediately perked up. So, whilst pondering the effect a blast of colour can have on both the soul and the wardrobe, I found this lovely quote from Christian Dior which sums things up quite nicely.
'Even the prettiest colour if you wear it every day will lose its effect. Colour needs change. We wouldn't appreciate blue skies if they were always blue, it is the clouds the ever-changing scene, that makes the sky so beautiful.'
Bridget Riley Paintings and Related Work is on at the National Gallery until 22 May 2011
Shirt dress photo: Hobbs