Thursday, 8 April 2021

the principle of plenitude

While there is surely some artistic license for exuberant abundance at work in these Belle ร‰poque parlours, drawing rooms, studies and grand halls, especially if commissioned by the landed-gentry to show off their ostentation in the best light, we quite enjoyed this conspicuously non-minimalist gallery of interiors. It’s quite the look book. The above title could apply to the taste in decorating these room, but is generally used to refer to a cosmological stance that the Universe contains all possible forms of existence, either always and forever in diversity or in a state where the range of miscellany accrues over time. Some houses and collections do the latter.