“China Through the Looking Glass”, Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit

This week I happened to catch the final end of this installation at the Met with my daughter, la fashionista. At times I feel like I have really failed her when I remember at her age I was unconscious of fashion, wearing red satin short shorts, a purple disco tube top, and roller skating on electric blue roller-skates with electric static hair. My daughter on the other hand age 12 knows Christian Louboutin. But we both loved this show, which explored the influence of Orientalism and Chinoiserie on Western fashion design houses. The installation was a profusion of the startlingly beautiful East/West fashion, sumptuous screenings of exotic film footage, and dresses that sometimes appeared to float like lilies in a ersatz black glass lake.

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About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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5 Responses to “China Through the Looking Glass”, Metropolitan Museum of Art Exhibit

  1. marblenecltr says:

    Great creativity and skill…from the neck down.

  2. alicialeeannehoad says:

    Absolutely incredible! Great pictures by the way…..I wasn’t sneaky enough to get pictures at The Savage Beauty Exhib!
    Alicia.

    • kinneret says:

      They aren’t my pics though, Alicia… I pulled them off Flickr. I didn’t bother as I figured someone would get better ones. Also, I sort of dislike taking photos at museums.

      • alicialeeannehoad says:

        Ahhh I see. Yeah I get what you mean! We seem to live in a society where people first reaction to something awesome is “les take a photo!” And I think it’s just nice to enjoy the experience!
        Alicia.

      • kinneret says:

        I am at fault for sometimes taking pictures of the kids but yes, when we are at a nature site or art museum I figure…there are better pictures out there anyway.

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