Instagram Inspiration // ArtlexaChung

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@Artlexachung creating the perfect pairs! Two Spanish sisters, Sisters María and Beatriz Valdovín, are the masterminds behind this beautiful account. They describe their initial idea in an interview stating, "We are both educated on art and it's easy for us to combine her photos with the well-known masterpieces of Goya or Matisse. Sometimes it's so easy we have to wonder if Alexa was maybe copying their poses!" They are spot on with their combinations. Lovely!

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Alexa Chung, Klimt & shades of spring

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The Klimt painting above is a favorite of mine from the MET. Aren't these the perfect spring colors?! I love how Klimt uses that blue tone throughout even in the girl's skin. The purple, blues and greens are so pretty.

Here's a little Art History on the Klimt the painting above, it's titled Mäda Primavesi. Did you know the girl was 9 years old when Gustave Klimt painted her?

"Mäda Primavesi was the daughter of the banker and industrialist Otto Primavesi, one of the financial backers of the Wiener Werkstätte, and the actress Eugenia Primavesi (née Butschek), whom Klimt painted in 1913. Young Mäda's portrait was executed in 1912. A series of preliminary pencil sketches, now in public and private collections, show that as the composition evolved, the artist experimented with alternative poses and background motifs. Ultimately, he selected an open, painterly treatment that contrasts with the highly stylized designs adapted for the backgrounds of his fin-de-siècle portraits. The lighthearted, decorative motifs seem particularly appropriate to a nine-year-old sitter."

(As you can see HERE, I love Klimt's work!)

xo

Super Easy Cauliflower Fried Rice // SCD // Paleo // Whole 30

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Cauliflower Rice is very easy! You can pulse it yourself and make rice like I did above OR you can now buy cauliflower rice from Costco it's organic AND you get two bags for $3-4. It's amazing. Get some! Chop up and stir fry whatever veggies you like. I ususally do carrots, but I'll always throw whatever I have in there---bell peppers, frozen peas, broccoli, pineapple. Yum. I like a good chunk of chopped garlic and ginger with a dash or two or three of soy sauce (liquid aminos or tamari). Easy peasy!