Studio d'Arts Décoratifs..., Pl. 11, Dessins de différents genres, de couleur sobre

Designed by Nicolas Sorokine French
Published by Armand Guérinet French

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Eleventh plate of pochoir pattern book, titled "Studio d'arts décoratifs", with Art Deco textile designs created by Nicolas Sorokine and published in Paris by Armand Guérinet, probably in the second half of the 1920s or the early 1930s. The book consists of a title page with index and 16 plates numbered 1-16, each with numerous designs, bound with dark blue linen boards. The designs contain a variety of geometric motifs, birds and flowers, all 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.

This plate presents a variety of designs with geometric and abstract motifs. Several designs present checked motifs executed with shades of blue, green and red or purple, blue and green over dark brown grounds. Another design consists of rows of elongated parallellograms colored with shades of blue and dark red, and two others have natural-inspired lozenges with palmettes and strips of dots, execured with shades of green and brown. One of the larger designs consists of overlapping scales, triangles and fragments of circles of different sizes, executed with cream and black, and the other large design presents a banner for the Theatre Moderne, with a semi-abstract landscape with green-and-gold trees and foliage, and a stage front made up of rectangles and triangles executed with gold and two shades of blue.

Studio d'Arts Décoratifs..., Pl. 11, Dessins de différents genres, de couleur sobre, Designed by Nicolas Sorokine, Pochoir, commercial photo process, hand-colored

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