I’ve spoken about my love of Art History on this blog before, but let me tell you again because I never get sick of talking about it. Funnily enough, I only say this because I’ve realized how a bad Art History class can make you feel like you hate the subject, when really AHIS (as I shall refer to it in the rest of this post because that’s how lazy I am) is just…magical. I believe that everyone should take it, or give it a second chance if they’ve taken it before and not enjoyed it. Check out Art History books because they’re too damn expensive to purchase unless you have the funds. Visit a museum. Revel in your cultured sensibilities (kidding. Not really).
This particular manicure was inspired by James Whistler’s Nocturne in Black and Gold (The Falling Rocket). We spoke a lot in AHIS about context, how some works really need a title and description to give them another layer of meaning. I’d say this is one of those paintings, what would you guys think if you just saw this sans title?
This particular work actually has quite an interesting (and slightly, ok deeply, depressing) backstory, which I’ll link here. Yes, I just sent you to Wikipedia. Don’t judge.
Although I couldn’t possibly hope to match up to Whistler’s work, here’s my take on Nocturne in Black and Gold: 2 coats of China Glaze Smoke and Ashes topped off by 1 coat of Sinful Nail Junkie.
So, let’s chat! Are you an AHIS fan? Are you as captivated by the sparkliness of my manicure as I am? What are you wearing on your nails today?
P.S. Next on my inspired-by-AHIS-NOTD list: a manicure inspired by my all-time favorite Gothic cathedral. Any guesses as to which one it is? Winners will receive a hand-drawn, virtual cupcake.