Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 1st Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ: 1st floor; in con rm 1059

L'ornement Polychrome: Renaissance

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.318.g
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Lithograph; Two octagons at the bottom with small scenes inside. One on the right has a golden head on top of it. Middle square has figure holding a chalis.
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.