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18th Century Settee, Venetian Workshop

2010.04.26
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During the weekend we visited the current exhibition in the Memphis Brooks Museum, which features Venice In the Time of Canaletto.
I managed to sneak a single picture of this ornately carved back of an upholstered bench without being thrown out of the exhibition...

Coming back to this post later, I am just now realizing the allure of this piece to me: the colors perfectly echo the colors I recently chose for my blog, and subconsciously I must have thought it would look good in here. But I was also taken by this strange mix of Oriental motives and early (like about 150-200 years' early) Jugendstil design elements. Oh, those decadent Venetians... could they have been the predecessors of Art Nouveau?
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10 Comments
borogovoi ...un po' impegnativo per la credenza di casa
I like it!
Ciao......
borogovoi · 2010-04-26: 10:53
darfoster Wow, it's so beautiful! I hate it when they won't let you take pictures. What's the harm, especially if you aren't using a flash.
darfoster · 2010-04-26: 11:01
????? Roba da aver paura ad appoggiare la testa sul divano, eh? (Se non ce la fai, te la traduco in inglese). Fortunata a non esser stata buttata fuori, sì. Qui sono molto severi in questo... Una forte tentazione per me, ovviamente ;-))
????? · 2010-04-26: 12:09
????? :D Jól tetted, hogy lefotóztad! gyönyörűű!!
????? · 2010-04-26: 12:31
gonia yes, I'm very angry when someone forbid taking pictures or they ask to pay extra when you want to make pictures.terrible discrimination!
gonia · 2010-04-26: 13:52
????? wow, I'm so glad you were able to sneak this one!! This piece is remarkable
????? · 2010-04-26: 16:57
????? Perfect macth with you new colors!!!
????? · 2010-04-26: 23:17
jeffcornish So ornate! I am glad your risked jail time to snap it! :)
jeffcornish · 2010-04-27: 10:06
RayNvb Wow. Very nice!
RayNvb · 2010-04-27: 21:26
pandka Cool!
pandka · 2010-04-28: 10:03
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