Current Location:
GVSU -> Print and Drawing Cabinet

L'Ornement Polychrome

Artwork
Identifier:
1998.233.1s
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Lithographs
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13 in Width: 9 in
Description:
Many detailed frameworks using organic shapes with red, pink, blue and metallic gold colors on a light green background.
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.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Term:
decorative arts
Library of Congress Subjects:
Nineteenth century