Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sketches from "Gifts of the Sultans" MFAH

................Sketches from Gifts of the Sultans, a fantastic show at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.  Small illustrations from book plates have entire worlds of color and detail contained in 6"x 8" space. When I first saw the giraffe I thought he was wearing a Missoni sweater.  I've had dreams with animals that have unusual patterns on their hide or skin, so there was an immediate familiarity and attraction to the image.

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