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#TBT Art Institute of Chicago

door lock illustrating snow white and the seven dwarfs 1911 frank l koralewsky

The Art Institute of Chicago shared one of their exquisite treasures in their ARTicle, Work of the Week – Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.  Their post describes a scene of Grimm’s story in minute detail, accompanied by fabulous photos. Six of the dwarves are accounted, with one resting under a toadstool, but the seventh resides on the key, which eventually was lost to history.  A vintage photo includes the image of the key.  Charles Koralewsky completed this work of loving craftsmanship in 7 years.

View this piece of art at my #TBT to #MuseumMonday from one of my many visits to the Art Institute.  Recently visited again, look for photos soon!

Cheers!

MJ

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Flaming June

leighton-house
Leighton’s recently completed works, including Flaming June and The Maid with the Golden Hair, photographed in his studio in 1895. Photograph: Bedford Lemere/The Historic England Archive, H

The beauty of Flaming June fills my senses every time I see her; my skin imagines the feel of the apricot gold silk brushing against it, the scents from oleander and the summer sun tease.  In the cold, barren days of winter, the girl in repose promises better days bursting with sunshine and soft breezes. Continue reading

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