Renaissance Art meets 2013 Design

I’ve always loved art and I’ve been noticing some amazing art prints reproduced on clothing which I think are worth sharing.

I have a diverse taste in art but most of the pieces I’m showing here display Renaissance art. The Renaissance or Rebirth was a time of immense creativity and rich cultural developments in the Middle Ages in Europe.

The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

My favourite painting has to be Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and I bought this printed sweatshirt from

Sandro Botticelli was assigned to paint this by the famous Medici family who were a wealthy family who were great patrons of Renaissance artists. Romwe are currently offering a 5% discount on many of their sweatshirts including this one which is about €31 with discount available here.

Romwe Sweatshirt. Pic:


I also really like this iconic painting American Gothic by Grant Wood. It’s slightly sinister looking and contrary to popular knowledge it is meant to depict a father and his spinster daughter, not a married couple.

In fact Grant hired his sister and a man to pose as the figures. It is one of the most widely parodied pieces of American art and was controversial for its depiction of rural Americans.

Romwe have taken this painting and transformed it into a sweatshirt which looks great styled with a beanie hat. It’s also included in their offer, check it out here.  The print is on the reverse as well as the front and makes for great casual wear.

The Couple Print Sweatshirt
Romwe Sweatshirt. Pic:
The original painting

I bought this gorgeous blue circle skirt from Romwe again.  I wore it on my holidays in Barcelona with a black tank top  and black studded flats and it was perfect for light holiday clothing.




Scenic Painting Print Umbrella Skirt
Scenic Painting Umbrella Skirt

This skirt can be hard to match because its super colourful  and loud but pastels go really well with it and black also.

I bought it back in May when it was on offer and they also offer 15% off your first offer so it’s a real bargain! You can buy it for approximately €30 here.

Mona Lisa skirt found online

Fresh in Temple Bar were doing a similar Mona Lisa skirt before but I cant find anything like this now.

Hopefully they bring out some styles like this again soon, until then check out their Facebook to see their stock, its one of my favourite little shops and everything is one of a kind. Great for vintage denim, original pieces and they have a selection of studs for all the customising junkies out there! have a range of artwork ties, bags and other accessories. Some of them are expensive and I don’t know what the quality is like but here are some of my favourites.I love Van Gogh’s work especially the beautiful “Starry Night over the Rhone ” which is featured on this rucksack.

Zazzle have loads of cool products worth checking out and a great range of Christmas gifts.  They have lots of smaller items like ties, badges, wristlet bags and cosmetic bags printed with these designs if your budget can’t stretch to one of these.

The Van Gogh Original

van gogh bag

A different style of bag with Michelangelo’s iconic painting. This design is available on several types of bags with varied prices.

I love the story behind this painting, Michelangelo was commissioned to paint frescos ( a type of painting on damp plaster) on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome and had to endure very uncomfortable conditions whilst creating this. Contrary to popular belief, he actually was standing, not lying on his back yet it must have been very uncomfortable having to work looking upwards all the time.  This painting is instantly recognisable and has produced many imitations and parodies.

Finally  another bag from

The painting is called “The Kiss” by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt. It’s an amazing piece of artwork and still enjoys much popularity today.

The Kiss

If you look in the mirror in my photo below, you can see a Klimt print in the background of my livingroom!

I hope you all liked this post. It’s been great to blog again as I hadn’t had a laptop for a month and I’ve been very busy at work but I’ve missed blogging.

 Thanks as always for dropping by.


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