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


So Happy Together

For today's pairing it's Pom, a printed-in-the-USA linen designed by Zak + Fox with a dancing pomegranate motif (here in the Rubia colorway) and an 18th-century Indian embroidered cotton that resembles chintz. The latter is in the V & A's collection and was chosen for the cover of Rosemary Crill's book, Indian Florals.  

In case you missed the earlier post, Pom has a two-inch border running along both sides of the fabric. 

Following up on yesterday's mention of Korean art and design, the Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today that it is partnering with three other institutions -- the National Museum of Korea, Seoul, LACMA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston -- to mount the U.S.'s first major survey focused on the Joseon dynasty: Treasures from Korea: 1392–1910. The exhibition is slated to open in Philadelphia in March 2014 then travel to L.A. in June and on to Houston in November. Visitors can expect to see lacquer, furniture, costumes, textiles, photographs, metalwork and of course ceramics, screen painting and calligraphy -- over 150 pieces in all. 

[Long-necked jar with stamped floral and geometric decoration. Korea, Silla kingdom, 7th–8th century. Stoneware. National Museum of Korea. Image via The Met.]

On view now at The Met: Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom, a look at the artistic output of Korea's ancient land.

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