The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, May 27, 2018

New Exhibit Unveiled in Royal Ontario Museum's Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume
Woman's dress and man’s T shirt designed by Jean Paul Gaultier, Textile based on painting Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels by Jean Fouquet, Dress and T shirt produced by Fuzzi Spa. Photo silk-screened nylon machine knit. Designed in Paris, France; made in Italy, 1994, 2001.128.9 Gift of Christopher Estridge (T shirt) 999.113.3.1 Gift of Karen Mulhallen (dress). Royal Ontario Museum © 2011. All rights reserved.

TORONTO.- The Royal Ontario Museum has unveiled its newest installation in the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume. Riotous Colour, Daring Patterns: Fashions + Textiles 18th to 21st centuries is a dazzling display featuring over 120 textiles and costumes from around the world drawn from the ROM’s extensive textile and costume collection. These historical and contemporary printed textiles, many on display for the first time, provide insight into the lives of textile makers, sellers and users.

“This new exhibit demonstrates that fashion exists in vivid colour throughout the world and the desire to look smart has driven many of humankind's technical advances,” said Dr. Alexandra Palmer, Nora E. Vaughan Fashion Costume Curator, Textiles and Costumes in the ROM’s World Cultures department. “These displays feature some of the ROM’s finest examples of late 18th to early 19th century textiles, ranging from women and children’s fashions to pattern-dyed textiles of Africa and Asia.”

Gallery Highlights
At the entrance of the Harris Gallery, the Jennifer Ivey Bannock Exhibit changes frequently to highlight new acquisitions, curatorial research and textile-related topics in the news. The newest display entitled Clothing as Canvas presents paper fashions that emulate textiles, and fashion and textiles that copy printed paper from the 1940s to the present. Included in this section are the first paper dresses made in 1966 by Scott Paper Limited, Bandana and Op Art, and MPH Design’s digitally printed World Trade Center Tyvek© dress, as well as a silk dress imprinted with newspaper headlines, designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior. This noteworthy garment was worn in 2000 by Torontonian Kara Alloway.

The Lynda Hamilton Exhibit showcases the Pattern-Dyed Textiles of Asia and Africa and the wide range of techniques used to create them, revealing the little-known links between hand and industrial printing and eastern and western traditions. Examples in this exhibit include a wide selection of East African kanga wraps, West African mud and tannin cloths, a Japanese stenciled kimono, a batik sarong from Indonesia, two shiromani wrappers from the Comoros Islands, a screen printed cotton tabby woman’s jacket, and dress by Norma Kamali from the early 1980s.

The Flavia Redelmeier Exhibit, highlighting Fashion and Interiors: Late 18th – 21st Centuries, explores the manners in which many leading artists have applied their work to printed textiles. Examples include a 1955 man’s tie and a 1966 woman’s shirt by Pablo Picasso and a 2007 digitally printed textile designed by Toronto-based Jeremy Laing and Jeremy Stewart for Laing’s collection. Fashion designers frequently utilize high art for a fashion print, with outcomes often witty, ironic and political. The textile used by Jean Paul Gaultier in a 1994 dress and a man’s T-shirt co-opts the scandalous early French Renaissance Melun diptych by Jean Fouquet. Virgin and Child Surrounded by Angels (c.1450) depicted the contemporary beauty Agnès Sorel as the Madonna in an eroticized pose and dressed in the height of fashion. Dame Vivienne Westwood’s Sex Pistols handkerchiefs (1976-1977), printed with a tattered Union Jack and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II with a safety pin in her nose, are also displayed here, as are Valentine’s Day panties by the Canadian Smoking Lily Studio (2002). These are printed with Pierre Trudeau’s portrait in an ironic response to his 1967 remark that “the state has no business in the bedroom of the nation.”

Striking and Innovative: Printed Fashions in the 19th Century features women and children’s fashions, c. 1790s-1880. These demonstrate the manners in which inventive manufacturers enticed consumers by combining hand and mechanical printing techniques, thereby creating new colours and patterns. The resultant fashions using the latest scientific inventions in textile production clearly signified modernity. A woman’s cotton day dress and belt (c. 1826-34), printed with wood block and engraved rollers in abstracted floral geometric forms, illustrates the complexities of these 19th century fashionable textiles. Other examples included children’s wear in finely printed cottons that, although carefully sewn and often boned, were practical because they were washable. A fine muslin gauze dress c. 1868 – 1872, was beautifully printed in Scotland with a motif of thistles influenced by the photographs of Adolphe Braun, a textile designer turned photographer.

Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume
The Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume opened to the public in April 2008 as part of the Renaissance ROM expansion project. Named in honour of Mrs. Patricia Harris, in appreciation of the ongoing generous support of Mr. and Mrs. William and Patricia Harris, the Gallery is located on Level 4 of the ROM’s Michael Lee-Chin Crystal.

Today's News

January 26, 2011

Mexican Archaeologists Permanently Place Stone Slab of Maya Ruler Pakal on Sarcophagus

Plate Painted by Pablo Picasso Donated to Ransom Center by Photojournalist Duncan

Sotheby's Forthcoming Contemporary Art Evening Sale to Debut Ai Weiwei's 'Sunflower Seeds' at Auction

Richard P. Townsend Steps Down as President and CEO of the Museum of Latin American Art

Eighty Images by Vivian Maier from the 50's and 60's at Hilaneh von Kories Gallery

New Exhibit Unveiled in Royal Ontario Museum's Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume

New Museum Presents First Major United States Survey of Works by George Condo

Mile-Long Floating Walkway Above the Thames to Open Up London's Hidden Past

Virginia Historian Thomas P. Lowry Denies Tampering with Abraham Lincoln Pardon

From North Korea Propaganda to Art Exhibit in Seoul, Defector Song Byeok Shows His Work

Perot Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas Receives $25 Million Gift from The Rees-Jones Foundation

Last of Frank Lloyd Wright-Trained Architects, Edgar Tafel, Dies in New York at Age 98

Show-Stopping Installation by acrylicize Recently Unveiled at The Engine Group's Headquarters

Dallas Museum of Art Publishes Ignite the Power of Art: Advancing Visitor Engagement in Museums

Al Hirschfeld's Chair, Desk Going to Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center

U.S. Section of International Association of Art Critics Announces Annual Award Winners

Property from the Collection of Charles Ryskamp Exceeds High Estimate to Bring $1.6 Million

New Online Archive Brings the Ancient Maya City of Chichen Itza to Scholars' Desktops

Extremely Rare Keats Love Letter Heads for Sale of Major Papers and Portraits at Bonhams

Dallas Museum of Art Filming Video Series that will Premiere on YouTube in February

Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne Acquires Charlie Chaplin Photographic Archive

Beijing Voice: Together or Isolated, Contemporary Chinese Art at Pace Gallery in Beijing

Clearing Work Completed by Israel Antiquities Authority on a Second Temple Period Water Channel

Falmouth Art Gallery to Display Newly Acquired Tacita Dean Works

The 2011 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award for Public-sector architects: James Binkley, FAIA

Crystal Bridges Hires Director of Member and Guest Services

Portland Art Museum Announces Finalists for the Contemporary Northwest Art Awards

Chinese and South American Rarities Lead $9.28+ Million NYINC World & Ancient Coins Event at Heritage Auctions

New York Lawmakers Call for 9/11 Coin Crackdown

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

2.- Exhibition at Fotohof focuses on groups in society who are at risk of marginalisation

3.- John Brennan collection of Rock n Roll memorabilia offered at RR Auction

4.- A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

5.- Exhibition in San Francisco focuses on the latter half of René Magritte's career

6.- 'Mad' king Ludwig II of Bavaria lost gift to composer Richard Wagner gets rare show

7.- New Royal Academy of Arts opens in celebration of its 250th anniversary

8.- Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

9.- New York art sales near $3 billion in two weeks as uber-rich hunt trophies

10.- Berlin's Ethnological Museum returns grave-plundered artefacts to Alaska

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful