The Metropolitan Museum of Art has on display a fantastic piece in blue and yellow. Yup, blue and yellow. Blue outlines and defines the figures and yellow fills the ground. It's a lovely large piece and I visit it every time I'm up there. It is this piece (accession number 51.61.2). Trust me. The photo on their website is black and white, but the piece is in blue and yellow silk on linen
Every time I visit the piece I find something different to enjoy. The fat little putti, the lovely leaves, the stems, the fringe on the bottom and one edge.
One visit my husband found me bouncing, just a little bit -- kind of rocking up on my toes and coming back down. I had just realized that I could identify at least three different "hands" or embroiderers' work in the piece. It is a large piece (53 1/2 inches long), and this suggests that it was done in a workshop.
So, if you have a chance to go to the Met, go to Gallery 503 and visit my favorite piece.
Why, yes, I have taken many pictures. Here are a couple:
|Taken at an angle next to the case, showing some of the length|
|The bottom left corner, showing the lovely fringe|
|A section of the leaf design, look at those darling animals|