Current Location:
Building B (MAK) -> 4th Floor - Building B (MAK)
Location Notes:
MAK; 4th Floor; Rm. B-4-223

L'Ornement Polychrome: Middle Ages: Plate XLVI

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.359.46
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1869
Description:
Geometric designs, divided into three main columns. Done mostly in tones of greens, oranges, browns, 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.