Japanese Floral Prints at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Decorative Paper With Design of Chrysanthemums, artist unknown, 19th century, Japan. 
The great popularity of chrysanthemums in eighteenth century Japan led to the cultivation of many different varieties.
As a Japanese floral print lover, we thought you’d be interested in  this wonderful exhibition taking place in Boston, USA, dedicated to the oeuvre:
The best news, however, is that you can enjoy the entire show from the comfort of now  as we found this site that has streamed the whole exhibition:

Summer Lovin’

Erte, Paris, c.1929.

In 1910-2, Erte or Romain de Tirtoff (his real name), moved to Paris to pursue a career as a designer. 
He was 20.

He made this decision despite strong objections from his father who wanted Romain to continue the family tradition and become a naval officer. 
Romain assumed his pseudonym to avoid disgracing the family.

Erte, Paris, c.1929.

In 1915, he secured his first substantial contract with Harper’s Bazaar. Between 1915 and 1937, he designed over 200 covers for the magazine and his illustrations would also appear in Illustrated London News, Cosmopolitan, Ladies’ Home Journal and Vogue.

No prizes for guessing this week’s weather forecast on these very British isles.
Thank heavens for pattern and colour!