Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 3rd Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 3rd floor; 3080; con rm 3084

L'ornement Polychrome: Mauresque

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.318.d
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
Lithograph; Different patters and colors. The middle strip of rectangles are decorated with blue and orange lines
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.