Hey everyone, time for another SIA posting. First off, do you like my title? It’s a little joke on my part as the title of this week’s SIA painting is The Chocolate Girl. So I cleverly named the post of my title SIA: The Chocolate Boy? because, well, I’m a boy, er… man. Get it? That’s my bit of sarcastic humor for today folks; it’s all I got. 😉
Anyway, down to business. This week’s SIA art challenge was chosen by Salazar and as I stated above, the name of the chosen work is The Chocolate Girl by Jean-Étienne Liotard. You can read more about him and his awesome work on Salazar’s blog at https://14shadesofgrey.wordpress.com/2016/10/10/sia-inspiration-jean-etienne-liotard/.
And for this one, I chose to appear in semi-business casual attire, reason one being that after my last SIA, I wanted a more serious look (though I have to admit that I had fun posing in my Mario t-shirt! You can check it out here: https://postcardpurposes.wordpress.com/2016/10/03/sia-brummel/) and two, I went with a more themed interpretation rather than a literal interpretation in that I see this painting as being serious. We see a maid with a serious, almost non-emotional expression on her face, serving hot chocolate I’m guessing, to someone, and there is very little exuberance or euphoria seen here, which I can totally go for, especially with the muted calm-like colors.
So while the colors don’t match the painting at all, wearing my suit (minus the tie) I think fits the bill for the theme behind this painting. And besides, every so often, I like to dress up. Sort of takes the monotony out of wearing my usual garbs, which are awesome, but don’t fit in with this particular work.
Check out Salazar’s blog tomorrow for the super cool round-up and see how everyone else interpreted this cool painting! Hope to see you there!