This is our final week of the mystical/mythical art inspired series that Christopher Rico curated for TrustYourStyle, and although I’m a little sad to see it end, I have to agree with Christopher that this week’s pick is sublime in the truest sense. For some, the paintings are a spiritual experience transcending its subject matter, for others the impenetrable surfaces are about contemplating the unknowable.

Christopher: “Mark Rothko. So hard to choose. There’s the series in the Tate, of course, but I have always loved the chapel work. I’ve been there and they are beautiful and terrible; sublime in the truest sense. One goal has always been a museum show, but another personal goal of mine is a chapel commission. I would live to do that. Rothko has always been one of the largest influences on my work”.

The Wall Street Journal wrote, “Even to someone familiar with Rothko’s late palette of dark colors, the art comes as a shock: hard-edged black rectangles on a maroon ground; no soft edges; touches of plum and perhaps burgundy. Rothko wanted the works to be poignant, even tragic. Only one looks like a “Rothko”—that is, a single block floating on top of a smaller space—and this is the picture on the chapel’s rear wall…And because he always preferred gray walls to white ones, you see even less contrast than you would in a museum display. The experience is all about subtlety. The eye must adjust; the pictures change constantly depending on the weather.”

To me, Marc Rothko’s “black with color” chapel commission pieces effortlessly translate into the dark layered colors going into the gray season of fall/winter.

How do you feel about Marc Rothko’s chapel work and will you be layering dark colors this winter?

Details:

  • Maison Martin Margiela sweater
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  • Faith Connexion jersey tee
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  • A P C pea coat
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  • R13 skinny jeans
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  • Fiorentini + Baker suede boots
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  • Acne Studios square frame glasses
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  • Merlot Stingray Fold-Over Clutch
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19 Comments

Audrey Allure January 6, 2019 at 10:34

Love those glasses!

Ann January 7, 2019 at 08:26

Love your take on fashion and art.
There is so much connection in so many things and as other people believe in everything.

Absolutely incredible that the pictures constantly change.

RedTagChicLosAngeles January 7, 2019 at 17:23

Your layering pieces are so right up my alley….I will definitely take inspo from it!!!

Stacey January 8, 2019 at 00:44

This look is everything! A bit of goth but also glam! Love, love!

The Dainty Dolls House January 8, 2019 at 02:32

I love the mood of the paintings, this colour always gives a certain mood to me that I very much enjoy. Hard to describe, but a bit like peaceful or stillness. It’s very lovely. Love what you paired it with, the boots are so lovely and of course the clutch fits in perfectly!! I hope you have a beautiful weekend doll xx

Rico January 8, 2019 at 03:49

Thank you, I’ve truly enjoyed this series and the opportunity to work with you again. Also, thanks to all those who have commented so positively over the past few weeks. Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Kim Alston January 8, 2019 at 04:20

this has been a lovely series . thank you. i love the outfit you put together. Awesome coat & bag! wishing you a fabulous weekend my stylish friend 😀

Couture Carrie January 8, 2019 at 04:57

Love Rothko and this look, especially the jeans!

xoxox,
CC

Natasha Gregson January 8, 2019 at 20:57

I can remember seeing a Rothko exhibition at the Tate once but I’m not familiar with this work so thankyou for sharing. I love your picks-they reflect Rothko’s work perfectly-I’m particulary loving the Faith Connection tee 🙂

Sam January 9, 2019 at 04:08

Love how you translate art to fashion, I love these sombre tones, they are really emotive and mysterious. I am grateful for your comments. You are so thoughtful to always stop by. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic January 9, 2019 at 12:59

Hi !!!!
Hope you had a great weekend!!!!
That APC pea coat is amazing!!!!
I love everything you posted!!!!!
Hugs,
Shannon

Milex January 9, 2019 at 13:04

spectacular!

Christine D. | The Plumed Nest January 9, 2019 at 15:22

i think this might be my favorite rothko. i love the moodiness and yet the fact that it really doesn’t feel heavy; it still feels very surreal.

i love your collection and i especially love the shirt and sweater. xo

Alexa January 9, 2019 at 21:22

Yes the work does evoke certain moods and emotions. It seems like it would prompt you to simply sit and reflect. Love the roudup that you did to match!

Pamela RG January 9, 2019 at 22:35

I always admire Rothko and his paintings. Super expensive though. I also like your biker chic ensemble here.

Rowena @ rolala loves January 10, 2019 at 10:47

This work may be stark but it’s also powerful. I like to wear dark colors during the winter but I usually temper them with brights to lift my mood.

Marisa Silva January 11, 2019 at 10:36

Amazing!!

Diana Mieczan January 12, 2019 at 23:08

Marc Rothko’s “black with color” pieces are incredible and oh-so moody! I love your picks. The pea coat especially as I love all things APC. Happy Tuesday, darling. xoxo

FASHION TALES January 13, 2019 at 13:25

I really enjoy and appreciate the work Rothko. This was a great feature and I love the style inspiration as well. Have a great Saturday!

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