L'Ornement Polychrome: Primitif: Plate I

Artwork

Identifier:
1998.233.1
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Medium:
Chromolithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 16.0 in Width: 12.25 in
Note: Image Size: 11.8125"H x 7.6875"WPaper Size: 16H x 12.25"W
Description:
Print with designs based on those found in ancient cultures: primarily geometric, earth tones, as well as pink, blues, and yellows.
Historical Context:
This piece is one of a collection of 220 plates created as reference works for architects, artists, and decorators in the 19th century. The goal was to bring motifs from various ancient cultures around the world to the hands of the designers of the time. Egyptian, Etruscan, Greek, Roman, Chinese, Japanese, Persian, and Indian influences were all included. Also highlighted in the publications were Medieval, Renaissance, and 18th century European art.
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term
chromolithographs
Current Location:
GVSU -> Print and Drawing Cabinet