Sunday, August 2, 2015

Metropolitan Museum of Art Pink Saturday

I'm happy to return to China: Through the Looking Glass at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for our  Pink Saturday adventure today. As I was walking through the exhibit last week I saw a few items that were on exhibit that called out to me to be part of a Pink Saturday post.

This designer piece would have captured my attention even if it wasn't pink. It's not for every day wear, but would be the show-stopper on any fashion runway. The picture below is a different perspective on the same outfit.
 
 

 


The non-designer counterpart is this extraordinary Nineteenth Chinese century shawl.  
 
A similar shawl is painted in this beautiful work, Manila Shawl, by Henri Matisse.
 
 
For a view of something totally different I fell in love with these American Colonial dresses with Chinese influence. The motif in the print in the dresses is evocative of the beautiful design of the wallpaper. 
 

 
The exhibit has been extended until mid-September and I think I will definitely need a return visit. Though there's a Van Gogh show I'm eager to see and a show of works by John Singer Sargent, one of my favorite painters, I don't think once is enough for "China: Through the Looking Glass." 
 
Today was a lovely summer day in New York City. I visited a very different museum and had a terrific time. In addition to the exhibits I had a fun lunch and a nice walk through the neighborhood where I worked before I retired, and I am very happy to be blogging two days in a row. 
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a sweet week!  

4 comments:

Terra said...

Beautiful shawls and dresses; you find such treasures in your city.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the Metropolitan Museum and all its special exhibits! This one looked very beautiful, Carol!

Susie said...

Carol, I love seeing all the wonderful things you get to see in person. You know now that Pat from Mille Flori Favoriti is in Colorado, you have become our NYC tour guide. LOL.I love seeing your City. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Kerin said...

What a fun visit to the museum, and a neat exhibit.
Thanks for sharing your big city with us :)
Living in a teeny tiny town, it's always fun to see the going-ons where you are :)

~K.