Film and fabrics:
This week I watched Vittorio de Sica's film "Ieri, Oggi, Domani" , a trilogy of short films within a film starring Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni. I was struck by the colors, patterns, and textures in the clothing, architecture, props-- everything so beautifully thought out.
It's a comprehensive approach that brought to mind the diverse group of fabrics in my collection, which span a wide range of time periods, various family members' personal tastes, functions etc.-- interesting to think of each group of fabrics as a scene, a place, an event. Some of the fabrics in the collection, such as the green and gray windowpane plaid shirt-- a rag which I recovered from my dad's work shed-- are from around the same time period as the movie, mid-sixties.
I love so many of these shots!
Love the Lipton boxes and other products, the pop of turquoise in the doorway.
Note the occurrence of blue in this series of market scenes.
LOVE this one-- the linear structure and use of shadow to reinforce it, the texture of the wall at the back, the pop of orange amid grays and beiges.
I was reminded of this painting by Nicolas de Stael . The monochrome image above emphasizes the lines and spatial composition. Below is the original painting with all of its glorious colors.
back to the film....
Is that a pile of giant lemons?
You can't miss the yellow in these frames.
and a pop of red again in this one.