tim and i often like to comment on how good we are at weekends, and this one is no exception. we made pancakes this morning (no chicken sightings, unfortunately) and then decided to head into the art gallery of nsw to check out the korean dreams: paintings and screens of the joseon dynasty exhibit. we were at the art gallery only a few weeks ago for the genji exhibit, which i so loved. i loved it so much that tim bought me a framed print of pine tree after snow, which now hangs proudly on my bedroom wall.
pine tree after snow by kawase hasui, 1929
today at the korean exhibit, i fell in love with this:
“Two peacocks dance in courtship beneath pairs of magnificently blooming peonies. Peacocks were one of the many symbols of longevity in Korean culture; thus this image expresses the blessing of the marital bond enduring through passing years. The combination of the feminine forms of the flowers and the masculine rocks evokes a harmonious balance of yin and yang that characterises the ideal marital relationship.”
now if only i could find a print of it for my wall.
Posted by shan | Filed under pretty things
no, i can’t handle that much alliteration in one week.
i’ve never been a big thrift/op shop/ second hand kinda gal, but i found these in my local salvation army store the other day for only $2 each and was instantly smitten. bright blue vases, perfect for holding a single long-stemmed flower.
i haven’t decided exactly what to do with them yet, but i just love how bright they are. easily the best $6 i’ve spent in a long while.