Interior of a Tailor’s Shop
Oil on canvas, 55 x 75 cm
Worcester Art Museum, Worcester
“Quiringh van Brekelenkam worked in Leiden, where he was influenced by Dou’s domestic subjects and by Metsu’s broad touch and intense colours. He is best known for his paintings of men and women artisans working at various crafts: cobblers, lace makers, spinners, fish mongers, and so forth. Outstanding is his Tailor’s Shop of 1653 at the Worcester Art Museum where he finds quiet poetry in a view of a humble interior with the master and his two apprentices at work, seated tailor-fashion on the table while an old woman prepares a meal. Thirteen variations of the Worcester painting have been recorded (fine ones are at Amsterdam, London, Philadelphia, and Bonn); an indication that there must have been a good market for the motif. Like so many genre painters of his time, he turned to more elegant subjects in the sixties.”
Print ad for Henri Sauvagnat umbrellas, leathergoods and scarves, 1978.
Willard Dickerman, “[Korean men with sunglasses”, Straight and Early U.S.-Korea Diplomatic Relations, Cornell University Library (ca. 1904)
"Two middle-aged Korean gentlemen walking down the street. They wear a traditional Korean costume, echogorie and epajie with eturumagie that is tied with two long ekorume on the upper part of the coat. Their epajie are tied with etaenime at the lower ends of trousers. Both of them have echumonie, that contains money, under their waists. Their hat, called a ehukripe or commonly a ekate is made out of horsehair. Their shoes are ekomusine. The sunglasses reflect a modern attire among the upper-class Korean gentry."
(Cornell University Library)
Phoolon Ki Sej (1964)
FKA Twigs, Breathe (2012)