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

L'ornement Polychrome: Moyen Age

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.318.a
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
LIthograph; Bright patters, Green fans/reeds near the bottom. Green swirls on red with gold trim on lower right hand side
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.