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Saturday, 17 September 2016

Art explained by Valentina Chirico: Joan Mirò. Art meets nail art, a surrealist nail art

Art meets beauty at “Valens... per voi”, because I strongly believe there’s no better way to learn, if not by having fun! With this nail, you’re going to discover: Joan Mirò. 
This manicure is born by chance and it’s minimal and easy to replicate by its own nature.


If you want to dive yourself into contemporary art with me, you’ll just need three nail products and five minutes of your time. You’ll be surprised!
This manicure has been inspired by "Blue II" (1961) and by various preparatory drawings for its "Constellations" and "Collage" by Spanish artist, painter and ceramist, Mirò.

Art explained by Valentina Chirico: Joan Mirò. Art meets nail art, a surrealist nail art
Art explained by Valentina Chirico: Joan Mirò. Art meets nail art, a surrealist nail art
Art explained by Valentina Chirico: Joan Mirò. Art meets nail art, a surrealist nail art

Featured products: Avon Nail Experts Pearl Shine (original formula), Kiko 3 in 1 Mat, Born Pretty Store nail art pen (Meauey Gal shake me-pump and use nail art pen) # 2. (Get a 10% off your order with V10K31)

Step-by-step:
1 create a natural pink base: 1 coat of Avon Nail Experts Pearl Shine, then let it dry; (6£ /7.95€)
2 prepare your nail art pen: "shake", pump and push (as the product name says) the felt tip onto a paper sheet to drain excess product; 
3 “draw” your design: vertical lines and dots in a raw, then let everything dry; 
4 finish off: 1 coat of your favourite mat top coat. 

Both the pearly base and the special effect topper used dry in less than one minute each; by mattifying the rosy base, the canvas is absolutely sober and sleek.



This quick manicure has found its inspiration particularly in “Blue II”, a ’61 work, now in Paris, at the Centre Georges Pompidou, which is part of an oil-painted triptych inspired after a period spent by Mirò in the United States.
Essential to the core: blue, red, black in strokes and dots create a universe, seemingly simple, but difficult to grasp because it’s the result of Mirò’s subconscious.
And the author?
Born in 1893 and son of a goldsmith, Joan Mirò was first part of the Dada movement; later he became one of the leaders of the surrealist group (with Klee, Ernst, De Chirico...), from which he stepped stylistically, conceptually and thematically away.
His art is made of lines and graphics signs; cosmos, characters, and creatures that are solitary or, very often, in crowded groups, drawn with simplicity like by the hands of a child.
However, his works are the result of deep thoughts, I can better define them as part of an ideographic language of his own invention or "painted graffiti" by a "European aborigen" with a dark, nebulous meaning.

Art explained by Valentina Chirico: Joan Mirò. Art meets nail art, a surrealist nail art

This cheat chart will show you the tools and nail polishes used and recommended as well as the set of works by the artist wish served me as my inspirations, it has been created with huge love and patience.
Note: Kiko 3 in 1 has been discontinued, I recommend Avon Magic Effects Matte Top Coat, indeed by testing other options, Avon Magic Effects Matte Top Coat results similar for its fast drying time.
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The specific masterpieces by Mirò which inspired me are "Blue II" (1961), this 1929 preparatory drawing for "Collage" and "Ciphers and constellations in love with a woman" (1941).
The lesson is over, gals... let’s go practice with books and nail polishes!



Valentina Chirico aka Valens

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