By: Lee RouecheWith the increasing popularity of adult coloring books, I thought it would be fun to create some original Penn Museum coloring pages with objects from our collection. Through the magic of Photoshop, I was able to turn high resolution images of objects and Mary Louise Baker watercolors into B&W outlines. The intricate designs and repeating patterns of these objects make them perfect candidates for this simple and mindful pastime. So if you are good at coloring within the lines or are looking to disconnect for awhile, try your hand at one of these coloring pages and share your work of art with us (@pennmuseum) on Instagram!
Floral Pattern Tile in the Islamic Near East Gallery, Turkey.
Floral Pattern Glazed Tile in the Islamic Near East Gallery, Turkey
Glazed Terra Cotta Wall Tile, 16th Century, Syria.
Mary Louise Baker painting of Turkish Glazed Terracotta Tiles. 1921 “Detail of Mosaic Fountain from a Cairo House”
Mary Louise Baker Water color on paper. 1921 “”Wall of panel of tiles. Cairo. 17th century”