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

L'ornement Polychrome: Middle Age

Artwork
Identifier:
2005.318.j
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
LIthograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks -
Description:
LIthograph; Bottom is a large dark red square with some sort of animal in white.
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.