Nature-inspired butterfly and floral motifs with a sparing application of that wonderful Art Nouveau
"spaghetti" – from La Belle Époque
. Classy Gilded Age color scheme of cadmium orange, viridian (blue green) and chamoisee brown. I love the sense of movement and metamorphosis, and the wonderful garden feel.
Available as a fine art print or poster. Choose from a variety of printing and framing options. I give my recommendations below. About the artist:
Maurice Pillard-Verneuil studied under Art Nouveau
master Eugene Grasset. An early interest in Japanese printmaking blossomed into a passion for Asian art after his visit to Southeast Asia. In love with nature and the natural world, he drew inspiration from plants, flowers, animals, insects and marine life. About this artwork:
This particular design is number 50 from a suite of 60 color lithographs after decorative Art Nouveau
devices by Mucha, Verneuil and Auriol found in the book 'Combinaisons Ornementales se Multipliant à l'Infini à l'Aide du Miroir
' (Decorative Combinations, Infinitely Multiplied with a Mirror) by George Auriol, pseudonym of Jean-Georges Huyot, journalist, poet, songwriter, painter and engraver. Published in the year 1900 by Librairie Centrale des Beaux Arts
It has been carefully and lovingly prepared for print by a professional graphic artist using state-of-the-art software. It is a joy to bring the best art of previous centuries into our own for everyday use and enjoyment. I hope you will enjoy wearing this shirt as much as I enjoyed working on the design. It took me many hours to restore it to printable perfection, but it was, after all, a labor of love. My recommendations:
As the original was a color lithograph (of exceptional quality, I might add), I would not go with the canvas option. For the paper, I would choose one of the matte options (not glossy) as more in keeping with the original. Beyond that, the framing choices are simply a matter of taste and matching your decor. See my gallery's Combinaisons Ornementales Collection for coordinating items.