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Art Attack: The Corn Poppy

Last month, when Hubby & I were in Houston, we visited the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and Kees van Dongen’s The Corn Poppy really captured my attention.  I tend to favor abstracts, but this portrait is so engaging that I wanted to share.

Le Coquelicot (The Corn Poppy)
c. 1919


Doesn’t she just grab your attention?


Inspired by the splash of red with muted colors, I bought OPI’s Big Apple Red nail polish as a birthday present to myself.  I wear a lot of greys, creams and beige so I am blatantly emulating the woman in this portrait.  I just don’t really like hats – too hair squooshing.

Can’t see all of me ‘cuz I’m still in PJ’s!



  1. Dora
    June 15, 2011 / 2:25 pm

    The painting is really beautiful.I love the vibrant red in contrast with the neutral colors 🙂

  2. Amy
    June 15, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    Beautiful painting and I love how it inspired your nail color!I miss having a good museum to get lost in.My hubby was kicked out of the St. Louis Art Museum for snapping a pic of my favorite painting, LOLBut now I have it always in my home :)Amy

  3. Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse
    June 15, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    Aw, Amy that is too funny! My Hubby is always yelled at for standing to close. ANY museum.

  4. Dana@Mid2Mod
    June 15, 2011 / 8:22 pm

    I love that painting. I have pictures of my grandmother dressed like that when she was a young woman in that era. I also love your nail polish. OPI is the best!

  5. Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse
    June 15, 2011 / 10:15 pm

    I went to the Superstore today for fruit and got lured into the Joe Fresh clothing section. I bought a beige-y silk blouse (a lot like hers) and a sweater the EXACT color of the background. I'm creepily infatuated.

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