Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles
“The most common theory surrounding The Beatles’ infamous tune “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” released on their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, is that the song is a reference to LSD. The BBC banned the song, fearing that it promoted drug use, though John Lennon insisted that the title came from a painting made by his son, Julian. In 1966, Julian returned from nursery school with a drawing he made of a classmate named Lucy that he described as “Lucy, in the sky with diamonds.” ”
This was my starting point with marvel. This song really inspired me because of the story behind it but also because of the amazing bizarre images it conjures up and the animated video that takes you into a magical dreamlike world.
Play this video now!!
“At five years of age, Aelita Andre is the youngest professional painter in the world. Using acrylics and mixed media, she creates large tableaux of abstract forms as she swirls, spreads, and pours paint across the canvas.”
She has just exhibited at the Agora Gallery in New York and has been recognized since 22 months old. Many say her success is just a result of pushy parents, however I think her work gives a real insight to the subconscious mind of a child.
But is it really abstract art or just a child having fun?
Adorably kitsch prints available from Etsy.
Yuko Kondo’s work immediately made me think of Takashi Murakami because they both make use of bold colours, patterns and feature surreal, spooky characters.
I have just come across the work of Australian artist Miranda Skoczek and fallen in love with the whimsical imagery and lucid colours.
The artist says: “I seek to create works of opulence and luxury. Ignoring any distance between hi and lo art, I am committed to producing work loaded with positivity, and hope to engage the viewer physically, as well as psychologically.”
My Glitter Shoes
Paloma’s kooky and quirky style make her the perfect muse!
How the marvel trend is already being interpreted on the streets of London.
My marvellous miu miu mules!
I was overjoyed when I discovered that they have started selling Wonka sweets in Selfridges! They are super super tasty and I love the packaging too. Also if you haven’t ever tried ‘whipple scrumptious fudge mallow delight’ then do.
The 1960’s will provide the perfect silhouette for this trend.
Italian fashion label Lazzari’s spring 2012 collection is an interesting take on the 1960’s. The campaign video is super fun and inspired the photoshoot above!
Fendi Spring/Summer 2012
Some other fun ideas