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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Small Wonders

Illustration above by Jacqueline Duheme, as seen in Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad. Below, Lee Radziwell and Jacqueline Kennedy ride elephant, Jaipur 1962.

Longtime readers know I love Jacqueline Duheme's colorful series of illustrations that chronicle Jackie Kennedy's travels abroad in the early 1960s. Duheme began her career as Henri Matisse's atelier assistant, and his influence can be seen in her work, but her intricately detailed paintings also seem inspired by traditional Indian miniatures. Below is an example of these exquisite Indian paintings, from Domains of Wonder, an exhibition currently on view through Sunday, March 11, at Emory University's Carlos Museum. Sumptuous pinks, greens and yellows fill most of the 123 petite paintings included in the show.

Above, Celebrating with Fireworks,
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper; Late Mughal, Muhammad Shah period; or Oudh; Second quarter of the 18th century, copyright San Diego Museum of Art. Edwin Binney third Collection.

(For a related original post, see Adventurous Spirit.)


The Peak of Chic said...

I saw this exhibit advertised and thought it looked so interesting! Need to stop by the Carlos for a visit.

Pigtown*Design said...

They are just charming!

Shell said...

Elephants are my favourite animal - and these pictures would work beautifully in my home. Thank you so much for introducing me to teh work of Jacqueline Duheme!

Style Court said...

Mim, I'm so glad you found something that will work (and that you love.)

If you Google Duheme's name you may find museums that still offer prints or notecards, or of course you could take pages out of the book -- it's not expensive, at least in the U.S.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

What beautiful paintings...Jaqueline Duheme's work is a treasure !

The Peak of Chic said...

I really like the Kate Spade for Crane line. It's retro, but with a sophisticated flair.

a. said...

I love the KS calling cards and the elephants. So cute.

I don't have Mrs. Kennedy Goes Abroad but I do have a first edition of One Special Summer.

Style Court said...

You seem to have so many great special editions and interesting photographs in your collection :)