Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 7th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 7th Floor; 718K

L'Ornement Polychrome: Moyen Age

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.521.1a
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Chromolithograph
Date:
1869
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 13 in Width: 9 in
Description:
Page from the book "L'Ornement Polychrome" Old book with tan cover. Includes pictures of various decorative designs. The designs are geometric knots, mostly green, red, and 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 from 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.