It was the architecture in the print that first caught my eye. Then I realized how much I liked the greys, muted greys, and light Titan Buff colors on the even lighter grey background. It is the Italian Grisaille with Architectural Wall Scene by Tara Shaw - Maison.
I first saw this wonderful print on a dining chair, and said "Wow!" After that I was hooked and lured into the wonderful world of Tara Shaw. She has been importing French, Italian, and Swedish antiques for almost 20 years. Her new line, Maison, includes hand-carved reproductions from the original European antique.
|Grisaille Mid Century Chair*|
|Notice the handle on top of the chair.*|
|The Grisaille print on a pillow sham.*|
|Pillow displayed on her Shelter Sofa in Belgian Linen *|
|Yep, that would be Tara Shaw and myself standing in front of the Grisaille prints on wall panels *|
My intent with this blog isn't necessarily about exposure to/for Tara Shaw; you see, she is already internationally known. My hope was to showcase art in a different light. Perhaps widen the lines of your box a little. Maybe you are able 'to see' art not just hung above the sofa on a wall in a home, or in a museum, but in many different unexpected places...a pillow, a chair, a wall panel.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Do you think this is art?
*Pictures taken and used with permission by Tara Shaw. Thank you Tara, it was a pleasure meeting you.