Earlier this week, we showed you our invites and decor for our Day Of The Dead party. Now we want to show you how it all turned out. We asked all of our guests to come dressed as a famous painting or iconic, famous painter. Not only is it the season for Halloween and costume parties, we're also focused on the theme of ART this month: discovering it, collecting it, creating it and displaying it! So Karen June dressed as her favorite painter, Frida Kahlo and we set the scene, as we imaged Frida would do, to celebrate the Mexican holiday, Day Of The Dead. Here we all are, next to the originals...
Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera
"Girl With A Pearl Earring" by JohannesVermeer
Oil Painting, 19th Century, from the Turkish School, (artist unknown)
"Oh Jeff..." by Roy Lichtenstein
"Son Of Man" by Rene Magritte
"Madam X" (with cast) by John Singer Sargent
We had a blast with this party! If you're in need of a costume this Halloween, consider using one of these ideas, and if you choose one that's a little less well known, you could always print the original, pop it in a frame and carry it as a prop. That way, you won't have to answer the annoying question, "who are you supposed to be?" all night long. And you'll have the satisfaction of being the best educated art historian in the room.
Karen June & Zandra