Almost-Friday, and I am ready for the weekend. What fragrance are you wearing?
I'm in a light layer of Aftelier Ancient Resins to match Harmony in Blue and Gold: The Peacock Room by James McNeill Whistler, currently installed at the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. The room was originally designed to hold Frederick R. Leyland's collection of blue and white porcelain, and the some of the design elements, including the peacocks in the mural shown above, reflect the malice between the artist and the owner. The room was eventually purchased by Charles Lang Freer, who funded the Freer Gallery to hold it and then gave it to the Smithsonian.
Reminder: on 5/18 we're celebrating Museum Day. Wear a fragrance to match your favorite painting (or other object, anything you like!) in a museum, and if you can, post a link to an image.
And for those of you who like to plan ahead, see Scent of the day ~ Friday community projects 2018, where I'll try to always have the next five or six weeks mapped out in advance.
Note: image shows detail from a mural in The Peacock Room. You can see a panorama of the room here, although that does not show the original porcelain pieces. These days, they open the shutters in the room only once a month, on the third Thursday. More reading: the Wikipedia entry for the Peacock Room, 'Filthy Lucre' Is A Modern Remix Of The Peacock Room's Wretched Excess at NPR, Betrayal in blue: the story of the world-famous Peacock Room at The Splendid Table, Birds of a Feather at the New Yorker.