[Top row, from the left: Ralph Lauren lace dress, spring 2011 via Harper's Bazaar UK June 2011; my freshwater pearls on white denim; Drum-shaped bottle with decoration of rows of dots, Korean, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910); mid-15th century, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Treasure no. 1423, SL.9.2011.1.33, from Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art.
Second row, from the same exhibition: Flask-shaped bottle with peony decoration, Korean, Joseon dynasty (1392–1910); second half of the 15th century, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Treasure no. 1388, SL.9.2011.1.27; an upcoming release from the V & A, The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions; and my jasmine vine.]
I'm still making my way through Victoria Finlay's Color: A Natural History of the Palette and just finished reading about white. So here you have my visual mix-tape of blanc shades. But what I really want to highlight is The Met's new iPad app for Poetry in Clay: Korean Buncheong Ceramics from Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art.
I gave it a test drive and, considering that the app is free, was very pleasantly surprised by the breadth of information and array of images. One of the best features: multiple views of numerous objects. And I mean many more angles than would typically be seen in a traditional exhibition catalogue. Video of curator Soyoung Lee is also included. It's the next best thing to being in the galleries. Poetry in Clay remains on view through August 2011.
Be on the lookout, too, for a new summer release from the Victoria & Albert's Textiles and Fashion department, The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions.
Further reading: Lace from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the V & A's book list. For fun, a video.
(Read my past post on the Korean ceramics exhibition here. More lace here, here and here.)
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