• Plants and Ornament

    One year ago - By Gurney Journey

    Design teacher Eugène Grasset published a portfolio called Plants and Their Application to Ornament in 1896. In the book he chooses 24 common plant types and interprets them in various decorative schemes.
    He starts by drawing them fairly literally and increasingly abstracts them to explore their design possibilities.
    Here's how he suggests that an art student should proceed:1. Learn how to draw accurately.2. Gain experience with the properties of the drawing and painting media.3. Study and absorb the specific forms of the natural world.
    4. Apply all that knowledge to pictorial or...
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