The Peacock Enthroned

Peacocks have always made their presence known in my life. From the mosaic picture that hung over my parent’s sofa, to my studies of the Peacock Angel, Melek Taus, the theme has left it’s impression indelibly on me.

The Genealogy of Style

Earthquake Damage. Lily Cole photographed by Tim Walker in Whadwhan Palace, Gujarat (India), 2005


La Grande Odalisque, 1814,  Jean AugusteDominique Ingres


The Peacock Room, 1876-7, James McNeill Whistler


The Peacock Throne is the most notable piece of furniture of the Moorish Kiosk, a building located at Linderhoff Palace in Bavaria, Germany. It’s the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria


Illustration of Sir Vane Peacock, JJ Grandville, 1852


The Kiss, 1896 Will Bradley


Aubrey Beardsley


Alphons Mucha


Kimono by Iida Takashimaya. Circa 1904-1908




George Barbier


bilibinIllustration to a Russian fairy tale about Жар-птица (The Firebird), 1899, by Ivan Bilibin


Walter Crane


Orson Lowell


The Majestic Peacock, by Elisabeth Sonrel


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