ornament pattern

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Plates from Vol. 2 of Fantaisies Florales by Jean Pilters, published in the first decade of the 20th century in Jersey City, New Jersey by H.C. Perleberg

Jean Pilters was a little-known French ornamentist. Apart from publishing several pattern books in France and Jersey City, he also contributed to the publication Dekorative Vorbilder published from 1889-1929 in Stuttgart by Julius Hoffmann.

This volume is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library. These images are my own personal scans of the book.

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Plates from Vol. 2 of Fantaisies Florales by Jean Pilters, published in the first decade of the 20th century in Jersey City, New Jersey by H.C. Perleberg

Many of these flower studies were not done by Pilters but by his colleagues. Plates 3, 5, and 9 are copies of plates from Die Pflanze in Kunst und Gewerbe by Anton Seder, published in two volumes in Vienna by Gerlach and Schenck (1886 and 1889).

This volume is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Watson Library. These images are my own personal scans of the book.

Я запускаю новую серию графических работ “ДАМАСК”
Эту линейку я буду дополнять многослойными композициями своих работ.
I start a new series of graphic artworks “DAMASCUS”
I will supplement this art line with multilayered compositions of my art works.
Yury Fadeev© 2017

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Vintage Black and White Photos Brought to Life With Embroidered Details.
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Artist Satoru Aoyama combines vintage prints and embroidery stitches to create fascinating multi-medium works of art. Known for his ability to intersect the contemporary with the traditional, Aoyama is recognized for his inherent craftsmanship and consistent acknowledgement of the artistic process. By perfectly aligning layers of embroidery onto monochromatic backgrounds, Aoyama is able to add new dimensions to each of his images. His work is one of restoration, taking the faded historical photographs and lending them new life through unique and colorful decorations.

Aoyama makes use of an old Singer sewing machine to adorn his pieces. The intricate process serves as a nod to the individual labor depicted in the photographed scenes. Born in Tokyo, Japan, but having studied art in America and the UK, the talented artist brings this varied educational background to his integrative work approach. Thread is meticulously layered on top of culturally and historically varied backgrounds, providing a depth and energy to the pictures, and allowing the characters’ handiwork to come alive in the process. Paying homage to the unknown embroiderers, Aoyama takes differing elements and merges them together to create a series of unified wholes.

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The Melanin becomes the paint.