Current Location:
Building B (MAK) -> 4th Floor - Building B (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK: 4th fl., Near Rm. B-4-253

L'Ornement Polychrome: Persian: Plate XXIII

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.359.23
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1869
Description:
Multiple differently colored squares along the left and bottom sides. Detailed designs in the middle and right hand side. Done in tones of blues, oranges, and reds.
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.