Plate 20 from "Prismes: 40 Planches de Dessins et Coloris Nouveaux"

Designer Emile-Allain Séguy French
Publisher Editions d'Art Charles Moreau French

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Design with overlapping diagonal strips of triangles of different sizes rendered alternatingly with hot-pink and white over a hot-pink base, over a background made up of horizontal burgundy and blue stripes.

The design is part of a pochoir pattern book, titled "Prismes: 40 Planches de Dessins et Coloris Nouveaux" (Prisms: 40 Plates of Designs and New Colors), with Art Deco designs, probably for textiles, created by Émile-Allain Séguy and published in Paris by Éditions d’Art Charles Moreau, probably in the second half of the 1920s or the early 1930s. The book consists of a title page and 40 plates numbered 1-40, each with one design, bound with dark blue linen boards. The designs contain a variety of geometric, abstract and semi-abstract motifs executed in various colors, some of them including natural-inspired figures such as birds and flowers. All of them are typical of the Art Deco style, which was characterized by its eclecticism, drawing from a variety of sources that sought to combine old European design traditions with the modern style diffused by avant-garde art, while also reflecting the romantic fascination with early Egyptian and Meso-American "exotic" cultures promoted by archaeological discoveries of the times.

Plate 20 from "Prismes: 40 Planches de Dessins et Coloris Nouveaux", Emile-Allain Séguy (French, 1877–1951), Pochoir

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