Elegant seahorses cling to undulating seaweed. You can almost feel the gentle sway of the water. Sophisticated palette of onyx black and chamoisee brown on an Isabelline (similar to parchment white) background. One of M.P. Verneuil's signature designs and a fine example of Gilded Age grace and refinement. I love the subtle hand-stenciled effect.
If you choose the fine art print (rather than the poster), the matte paper option will be more in keeping with the original lithograph. If you prefer the glossy, it will also print well on it. As the original was not (of course!) on canvas, I would not choose that option myself.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 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.See my gallery's Combinaisons Ornementales Collection for coordinating items.