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.)