It’s no surprise to regular readers here that I’m a fan of India and Southeast Asian design. So what do you think would happen in the Art Institute of Chicago’s corridor of artifacts from these lands? I can’t take them with me, so I was snappin’ away!
See how the displays are simple but so rich, against backdrops of saffron orange, turmeric yellow and spicy red:
This is making me think … what about carving niches into walls in our Chicago home between the wood studs, line the niches with saffron, turmeric and spice colored silks, install lights and then fill them with fabulous finds from India!? Wouldn’t that be wonderful in a hallway.
If you want to see more artifacts and learn more about them, check out the book Himalayas: An Aesthetic Adventure. The author a visiting curator of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Art at the Art Institute of Chicago.