The above diptych paintings were inspired from an original painting made by Xia Kui of the Ming Dynasty. The original work dates to the 15th century and displays children playing in the garden in traditional games.
A collection of floral illustrations of plants and flowers from the coast of Coromandel of India inspired the following pillows. The original works were printed by W. Bulmer and Company for G. Nicol Booksellers and the work is housed at the Biodiversity Heritage Library. The botanical plates date back to the 18th century and document specimens in the Coromandel coast, which stretches from Tamil Nadu to the Andhra Pradesh states of India. The above vine is Thunbergia Fragrans, also more commonly known as Whitelady vine. The below pillows were inspired from the botanical plates documenting the specimen Limonia pentapphylla. And the last set is inspired from the speciment Swietenia Chloroxylon.
A Pop of Ruby in Any Room
There is beauty all around us and sometimes we just need to look to the ground to find inspiration. Many of the pillows here were inspired from the interwoven artistry of rug makers in the far and middle east. In Ruby Saf, a beautiful bouquet of hibiscus, carnations and wildflowers come alive on a backdrop of saturated vermillion. The original rug was made between 1600-1650 in India and exemplifies the skill and craft of rug makers. While graphical applications were used to enhance the hues, the original rug has retained much of its brilliance in colour. You can see the original rug and textile masterpieces at the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar.
Travel Sized Art Pillows
The above kidney pillow was inspired by a still life painting from Theude Gronland, a Danish painter who excelled in realism and capturing the beauty of florals in his works.
This pillow along with a number of other fine art inspired pillows will be launched at the NYNOW show in August of 2018. Measuring 10"X16", these travel sized jewels of art are not to be missed and bring a pop of colour in your travels.
Inspirations of Persian Rug Makers
In Polonaise and Varamin pillows, we again found beauty in the geometry and colour of antique rugs. The original inspirations are Persian rugs originally from Iran and show a study in the intricacies of weaving in wefting and warping silks and other fabrics in creating works of art.
Complimenting the mesmerizing patterns of Persian inspired art pillows are fine art works from Monet and Van Gogh. In Van Gogh's Turquoise Almond Blossom pillow, we have cooled the sky in a baby blue to highlight the glowing blossoms of almond trees in the summer. Monet captures the elegance and dream-like quality of lilies in the pond.
CMI-025 Van Dael Raspberry Bouquet
CMI-026 Van Dael Rising Tulips
Jan Frans van Dael (27 May 1764 – 20 March 1840) was a Flemish painter and lithographer based in France. He is known for still life paintings of flowers and fruit. Many of his works exemplified a lighter palette in the use of pinks, blues and yellows which can be seen in the pillows above.
CLA-036 Manet Pink Roses
At the next NYNOW show in August 12-15th, we will be showcasing a new line of travel sized kidney pillows. These measure 10"X22" and are printed in an array of fine art inspired prints. Here Degas masterfully captures the beauty of ballerinas after a performance.
CMI-023 Cauchois Tulip
CMI-024 Cauchois Lilac
The inspiration behind these two pillows was from the work of French impressionist Eugene Cauchois. In this still life bouquet, there is realism in the intricate depiction of each bloom and leaf. We fell in love with the colours in a saturated tone and felt these pillows bring to life flowers and a touch of sophistication in any decor.
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