Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

June 15, 2011

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?

My photo is a bit more faded than the "official" one - see below.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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

  2. 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, LOL
    But now I have it always in my home :)

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

  4. 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. 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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