The Great Indoors
Layer after layer of civilized life seems to have veiled our directness of seeing. We often look for underlying meaning of things while the thing itself is the meaning. Anni Albers
The Peacock Room...After his work was complete, Whistler was then brought in to act as a consultant for the finishing touches to the room’s decor. The ceiling was guilded with a paint technique designed to emulate a peacocks feathers.
The Peacock Room - Designed in 1876 by architect Thomas Jeckyll for wealthy London gent Frederick R. Leyland, the room served two purposes 1.) a place in which Leyland could entertain, and 2.),possibly most importantly, to display a carefully crafted collection of priceless Chinese porcelain. An elaborate network of shelving was designed to best highlight said impressive collection.