Perfect post, Gaye. Guess decorators are like artists. They notice things most do not.
well, he was Basque you know. Nothing more to say...B
True! "decorators" are artists! (just in a different medium)!What a lovely post! what an eye Mrs. Wrightsman has! (I think she is still with us"!!) Sheesh......what an "eye"!!!!Thank you for this!!
I have always loved this photo and this dress. Love Jayne Wrightsman's style and of course, her collecting and generosity.
So many marvelous things in this post -themes and symbology of the vanitas, the mirror in de la Tour reflecting a candle -symbols of spirituality. The coat by Balenciaga has its own connection to the ecclesiastic robes depicted by Zuberan -and the portrait of Wrightsman has its own austere monumentality, in its way, an expression of the power of taste -the inclusion of the suggestion of the door at the right adding to the composition -a bit like a royal or apostolic personage at the end of the enfilade. I have been enjoying all of your posts I have missed -each one intrigues.