Artwork to Room: Harmony in Blue and Gold
Whistler's Peacock Room, or Harmony in Blue and Gold, now splendidly ensconced at the Freer Gallery, with its chatelaine, La Princesse du Pays de la Porcelaine (Princess from the Land of Porcelain). The story of this amazing room is a must-read.
A guest bedroom in the home of Kate and Andy Spade, who really require no introduction, via my unlabeled clippings (possibly Elle Decor).
* At least I thought it was self-explanatory. But one phone call from my mother later and I realized perhaps in this case I should have specifically explained that I am using the example of the Peacock Room, which is not a self-contained work of art per se, like a painting or a drawing or a sculpture, but rather a gesamtkunstwerk, or total work of art to be examined in its totality. Oooh, now we're getting fancy. What I mean is that the whole room and every object in it, every aspect of its decor, was finely tuned by Whistler and the assembled elements, though they are many, constitute a single artwork which may then be compared the Kate Spade room I have selected as its counterpoint. Oh boy.
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