[Zefferelli's Italian villa photographed by Horst and published in Horst Interiors.]
I thought this morning I'd offer you a little virtual spring break and follow up on this past post by sharing Horst's photograph of Franco Zeffirelli's Italian veranda, circa 1974.
[Franco Zefferelli photographed by Horst as seen in Horst Interiors.]
According to Barbara Plumb, Indian and Far Eastern textiles were prominently featured throughout the director and set designer's three interconnected villas tucked away just outside Positano, Italy. Vividly printed Indian cotton cushions were chosen for the traditional wicker furniture shown at top. (I know that, being the early 70s, Zefferlli's pants were probably inspired by Early American patchwork, but the graphic pattern reminds me of this African textile, too.)
[Photo by Horst as seen in Horst Interiors.]
To follow up on this post, I also want to mention Enid Annenberg Haupt's "living" still life, photographed by Horst in 1973. Here she balanced the simple, straightforward lines of her Rothko with the udulating curves of a Louis XV console and the organic forms of her prized orchids. The stripes of the Rothko are echoed by the minimal pattern on a piece of pottery placed under the console, and rounding out the mix is a bronze by Marnino Marini, Horse and Rider.
Thanks to Janet for reminding us that Enid later gave her Rothko, Orange and Tan, to the NGA.