samedi, mars 31, 2007
vendredi, mars 30, 2007
Illustration originally from the book "Flora's feast. A Masque of Flowers Penned & Pictured by Walter Crane." 25 cm high. Cassel & Co. Ltd, London-Paris-Melbourne.
"The artist can without a doubt unleash an enormous expressive force in the mastery of the pure line. In fact, as I mentioned above the line is a highly sensitive and expressive language, with several dialects which can be adjusted at any point. That is imperative for every types of drawings based on lines." (Walter Crane.)
Scanned and quoted from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker. Click image for 919 x 1140 version.
jeudi, mars 29, 2007
Project for a lamp. Watercolour, gouache.
Scanned from the book "Jugendstil" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker. Click image for 800 x 664 version.
From the book: "The famous Peacock lamp was a true sensation at the Salon National des Beaux-Arts exposition. It's a magnificent example of symbolism in Art Nouveau, but at the same time its concept contradicts every law of functionality."
mercredi, mars 28, 2007
Coloured lithograph. 34,4 cm x 24,5 cm.
"Evenpoel's posters combined the extreme details of Japanese art with French motifs."
Scanned and quoted from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker. Click image for 747 x 1059 version.
lundi, mars 26, 2007
dimanche, mars 25, 2007
Engraved stoneware, coloured glazing. 60 x 42 x 3 cm.
"Born in an ancient family of artists, Grasset, like the English, was a reformist spirit and in 1905 he published a manual entitled La Méthode de Composition Ornamentale, thus establishing in a convincing and enthusiastic fashion the principles of the democratization of art in an aesthetic sense that united all the aspects of art. He applied those principles and dedicated himself to all the practical arts."
Scanned and quoted from the book "Art Nouveau" by Gabriele Fahr-Becker. Click image for 925 x 1402 version.