June 28, 2009
The word singerie (san-jah-ree) is a French word which means monkey trick. The monkey motif genre originated in the 18th century in France during the Rococo period. The style depicts monkeys attired in clothing mimicking humans in their activities. Often they are dressed in Chinese Mandarin clothing which is a reflection of the Chinoiserie style of the Rococo period. The singerie motif was popular with French artists of the 1700s who painted villa walls, furniture and canvas with this motif. This style has evolved over the centuries to encompass textiles designs, wallpapers, furnishings, lighting, and ceramics.
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June 9, 2009
The color pink is oh so pretty. Pink is synonymous with beauty and femininity. Valentine’s Day, romance and love are represented by the color pink. The color pink is a tint of red and its complementary color is a mint or pale green. The warm and embracing shades of pink are gentle and soothing. Pink is similar to green in that it is represented by the heart chakra for its protective and healing properties. Flowers and flowering trees embody the color pink better than anything in nature as carnations, celosia, dahlias, dianthus, Gerber daisies, hydrangeas, orchids, peonies, rhododendrons, roses, snapdragons,…READ MORE