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We all have that friend who can’t go to a museum without waxing poetic about the genius of abstract expressionism or les Fauves. Maybe you are that friend. In which case, try bringing that cultural appreciation into your wardrobe with a new pair of art-inspired earrings.
Big and bold but not gaudy, the art-history earring has blown up on Instagram and landed on some of your favorite e-commerce sites. With abstract shapes and thin lines, these lightweight, dangly pieces make even jeans and a T-shirt seem exciting. Read on for ten pairs that would certainly get the Jerry Saltz seal of approval. As Picasso said himself, “Great artists steal.”
These come from Paola Vilas, the Brazilian designer at the helm of the trend. Though her collection lifts inspiration from Breton, Braque, and the surrealists, her nod to Paul Klee — the German-Swiss painter known for colorful, Cubist-influenced stick figures — is uniquely cool.
Take a cue from Sita Abellan and wear a face on your face.
If you can’t have a Calder mobile in your garden, let these dangle off your ears.
The perfectly misshapen blobs on these earrings recall a David Hockney bean pool.
For all those two-faced Geminis out there.
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