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

L'Ornement Polychrome: Renaissance

Artwork
Identifier:
2007.521.1b
Artist:
Auguste Racinet
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Book
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 images here are geometric knots done in golds and reds. The overall design shape looks like a flower.
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.