Стилист-парикмахер Урсула Гофф, которая живёт в Канзасе, нашла вдохновение для создания новых цветовых решений для волос в мировой живописи. Американка изучила цветовую палитру картин и перенесла их настроение и цвета на волосы своих клиенток.

Девушка написала, что она увлеклась живописью с самого детства. А работа стилистом стала закономерным продолжением. "Окрашивание волос очень похоже на написание картин", - говорит девушка.

Все свои работы Урсула разместила в Instagram.

В комментариях к фото девушка напоминает своим подписчикам некоторые сведения из биографии художников и историю создания их плотен

Fine Art Series: I am sharing Van Gogh's "Starry Night" again for those who missed it, and also because I didn't originally publish any background on it. This is only one piece of a rather large body of work completed the last two years of Van Gogh's life, and Van Gogh himself was not impressed with it, never having any inkling that it would go on to become one of the most recognized pieces of art in Western history. He began it shortly after being admitted to the St. R?my de Provence asylum, and it's largely composed of the view from his room, with the addition of a fictional village. Earlier in life, he had been very religious and had set out to become a pastor, but could never pass his exams and he struggled with his mental health continuously. He later abandoned religion, but still seemed to be searching for meaning and purpose, speculating that "hope is in the stars" - referencing the desire to experience an afterlife, perhaps in the stars or in another dimension. This desire stemmed from the fact that he had never been particularly happy, and suffered from depression, hallucinations, delusions, psychotic breaks, and a general inability to function, often trying to live and work on his own, but always failing, which would result in admittance to an asylum or going back to live with family or friends. He ultimately took his own life at age 37, dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound that became infected. It could be argued that Van Gogh's mental illness fueled his creativity and made him a great artist, but even if that's true, his story is heartbreaking. It's hard for me to gauge if his enormous contributions to art were worth all the suffering this poor man endured. It's commonly believed, however, that suffering and art go hand in hand. What do you think? #art #fineart #vangogh #starrynight #starrynighthair #bluehair #yellowhair #postimpressionism #modernsalon #behindthechair

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Про картину Ван Гога Урсула пишет, что это лишь небольшая часть полной работы художника, которую, к слову, он сам не особенно ценил. Девушка пишет, что ей очень жаль, если все его шедевры создавались через боль и страдания.

"Не хотелось бы верить, что именно психическое заболевание Ван Гога подпитывало его креативность и сделало его великим художником. Но даже если это правда, его история душераздирающая. Очень грустно думать о том, что его вклад в мировое искусство проходил через боль и страдания. Но всем известно, что страдание и искусство идут рука об руку друг с другом".  

Fine Art Series: This is one of many water lilies paintings that Claude Monet painted. Monet is the most famous of the Impressionist artists, who sought to focus on light and movement, often at the expense of form. Initially not well received, the term "Impressionism" was borrowed from a derogatory review by an art critic. However, it ultimately created the inertia that moved art into the modern period, freeing up a multitude of future artists to use freer and looser styles. Monet himself, however, struggled to internalize the influence of his work, battling depression and feelings of failure his entire life, destroying as many as 500 hundred of his own paintings, and even attempting suicide at one point. This goes to illustrate that no matter our feelings about ourselves, we can still have an enormous ongoing influence in the world; perhaps in that sense, there is no such thing as failure. #art #painting #Impressionism #Monet #impressionists #bluehair #greenhair #minthair #behindthechair #modernsalon

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"Водяные лилии" Моне рисовал очень много раз. Они расли в его саду. Именно этому изображению Урсула решила посвять ещё одну из своих работ. В комментарии к снимку девушка рассуждает о том, что этот художник-импрессионист испытывал немало депрессий в жизни. Он уничтожил около пятисот собственных работ и даже пытался покончить с собой.

"Но его творчество показывает, что независимо от наших чувств, мы можем оказать огромное влияние на мир; возможно, поэтому в этом деле (искусстве - прим.ред.) нет такой вещи как неудача". 

Fine Art series: The Kiss, by Austrian Symbolist Gustav Klimt. Perhaps one of my favorite paintings, this work is characteristic of Klimt's gold period, where he did many paintings adorned with gold leaf and warm tones. Klimt's artistic career is a great example of failure being followed by immense success. More than a decade before this painting was done, Klimt received a serious blow to his artistic reputation. He had been commissioned to make three paintings for the University of Vienna. He spent several years on them, but they were not only rejected by the university, but also very heavily criticized for being "pornographic". (Check them out to see for yourself - they are titled "Philosophy", "Medicine", and "Jurisprudence", and were ultimately destroyed by Nazis during WWII. I happen to think they are quite beautiful, and visually interesting, and think it is shameful they were rejected.) Soon after, Klimt spent some time in Italy, which exposed him to Byzantine mosaics that likely heavily influenced his use of gold leaf in future works. This style is what ultimately gave him critical praise which then allowed him to become highly selective about the commissions he took, leading to a very financially comfortable life. His work now fetches some of the highest prices in the art world. I like this story because it highlights that success is often a long road, occasionally punctuated by enormous failure or loss. If you are looking to achieve anything, on any level, then it seems that the absolute best strategy is to simply persist. Keep going. Keep trying. Do you agree? When you look back on your life, do you feel that your failures were necessary stops on the way? #art #painting #klimt #gustavklimt #thekiss #gold #goldleaf #yellowhair #goldhair #symbolism #failure #success #behindthechair #modernsalon #fashionablygeek

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Картина Густава Климта "Поцелуй" является одной из любимых картин Урсулы. Девушка пишет, что его путь к успеху был тернистым, но он получил признание при жизни. После критики со стороны любителей искусства за "излишнюю" порнографию, Климт не остановился, а продолжил свои художественные поиски.

"Мне нравится эта история, потому что она показывает, что пусть к успеху очень долгий. Иногда на пути могут возникать трудности и потери, но если вы хотите добиться чего-то, нужно продолжать движение. Продолжать пробовать", - пишет девушка. 

Fine Art Series: This is the famous "Birth of Venus", by Boticelli. This painting is enormous - 6 by 9 feet - and has some interesting history behind it. First off, it was painted in the early Renaissance period (1480's), and it's one of the first serious works ever done on canvas (in tempera, which is egg based paint), as wood panels had been the preferred surface before. More interestingly, it also depicts a fully nude woman who is NOT affiliated with Christianity, which was considered somewhat scandalous at the time. This was probably a reflection of the growing interest in humanism and the re-emergence of mythology in art at the time. However, Boticelli himself is said to have had a nervous breakdown due to his guilt in painting "pagan" works after a fanatical friar briefly gained power in Florence, Italy. The friar, named Savanarola, criticized and condemned "vanity" items like jewelry, books, mirrors, and frivolous art, and even had an event called "The Burning of the Vanities", where an enormous pile of such items was set on fire in the town square! How Boticelli's painting escaped its demise in this event is not known, but his work took a decidedly more spiritual, Christian turn afterwards. This brings to mind questions about censorship - what do you guys think? Should some art be censored? Is some art inappropriate? If so, who gets to decide, and what should be done with inappropriate art? How does this incident compare with more recent censorship situations? @sadiehutch2013 #art #Boticelli #venus #birthofvenus #greekmyths #greekmythology #renaissance #painting #tempera #bluehair #rainbowhair #unicornhair #mermaidhair #behindthechair #modernsalon

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Картина "Рождение Венеры", написанная Ьотичелли является произведением периода раннего Возрождения. Это одна из первых работ, которые были написаны на холсте темперой. Ранее картины писали на дереве. 

Когда этот шедевр был написан, публика не была готова к обнажённой натуре. Более того, у власти в итальянской Флоренции на тот момент был монах Савонарола, который с резкой критикой отозвался о картине. После этого работа Ботичелли оказалась на городской площади среди других картин, которые прилюдно сожгли. Как удалось сохранить полотно Ботичелли, неизвестно до сих пор. Тем не менее, с того момента его картина избавилась от языческого гнёта. 

Стилисту очень понравилась история этого картины, поскольку заставила её задуматься о том, насколько цензура приемлема в вопросах искусства. 

"Стоит ли подвергать цензуре искусство? Действительно ли хоть какое-то искусство искусство можно считать неприемлемым?" - задаётся девушка вопросами. 

Next in the Fine Art series is Girl With a Pearl Earring, by Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer. What is interesting about this color palette, along with many other Vermeer works, is his almost grandiose use of the blue tone (probably ultramarine), which was unusual at the time for artists, as it was a VERY expensive pigment, and Vermeer was not known to have made a lot of money in his lifetime. This pop of color against the warmer brown tones of the rest of the canvas give the painting a sense of newness, contrasted with the duller tones of most other paintings in the 17th century. It's also an excellent study in light and shadow, which Vermeer had an uncanny ability to recreate (it's been suggested that he may have had some help on that with camera obscuras or similar optics). If you want to see some of the earliest works of photorealism, look into some more of Vermeer's work, particularly "The Art of Painting" and "The Astronomer". #art #painting #vermeer #johannesvermeer #dutch #mermaidhair #unicornhair #rainbowhair #specialeffects #redken #redkenshades #behindthechair #modernsalon @bestcupcakemum

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В работе Вермеера Урсулу больше всего впечатлил практически ультрамариновый цвет платка. В XVII века цена на краску такого цвета была невероятно высока. А у Вермеера, как известно, ыбло довольно мало денег. Именно этот яркий цвет в сочетании с тёплыми и довольно мягкими тонами коричневого одеяния девушки дают ощущение новизны картине по сравнению с другими творениями того периода.

"Вермеер бладал невероятной способностью воссоздавать образы(предполагают, что у него была специальная оптика или приспособление, подобное камере-обскура)", - пишет Урсула.


I often get asked where I went to hair school, and what sort of cosmetology education background I have. The answer is probably disappointing for most people - I went to a community college Cosmo program and have almost no other training outside of that. However, I have done art since I was 5, first developing hand skills as a sketcher, and then expanding those skills into color by working with acrylics, tempera, and especially water colors. I tend to color hair much the same way I color a canvas, using the same sorts of color application techniques and identical color theory. So in honor of my art background being so useful, I thought I'd do a Fine Art series, similar in concept to the Starry Night/hair presentation I recently did. Today, I'm sharing the work of Norwegian artist Edvard Munch. His work tends to fall under the Symbolism category, and this is his most well known painting, "The Scream", which has a bit of an unusual color palette, which I think contributes to the emotional discord of the image. I tend to very strongly agree with Munch's art philosophy: "I do not believe in the art which is not the compulsive result of Man's urge to open his heart." Many things I make simply because they are pretty, but my favorite pieces force themselves out of me in surges of emotional energy. Without art, I think I'd be far more dysfunctional, as I would struggle to express myself in other ways. @asset35 #painting #symbolism #edvardmunch #thescream #rainbowhair #mermaidhair #unicornhair #orangehair #bluehair #joico #specialeffects #pravana #behindthechair

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"Это самая известная работа Эдварда Мунка - "Крик". В ней художник использовал довольно необычную цветовую палитру, которая, как мне кажется, соответствует эмоциональному накалу изображения. Я согласна с художественной философией Мунка: "Я не верю в искусство, если оно не возникает как потребность человека открыть свое сердце". Я делаю многие работы исключительно из-за того, что они кажтся мне красивыми. Но мои любимые творения рождаются тогда, когда я вкладываю в них свои эмоции и энергию", - пишет Урсула.

Стоит сказать, что девушка любит эксперименты не только на чужих волосах. В своём аккаунте она довольно часто размещает селфи, на которых видны яркие образы девушки.