Studio d'Arts Décoratifs, 4e Série, Pl. 1, Eclair à travers de Lauriers. – Pensées. – Frise. – Ornement fantaisie. – Fleurs lascives.

Designed by Hennequin-Rêveur French
Published by Armand Guérinet French

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First plate of the fourth series of pochoir pattern books, titled "Studio d'arts décoratifs: Motifs inédits pour toutes Industries d'Art" (Studio of Decorative Arts: Novel Motifs for all Art Industries, with Art Deco textile designs created by Hennequin-Rêveur and published in Paris by Armand Guérinet, probably in the second half of the 1920s or the early 1930s. The series consists of a title page with index and 12 plates with designs numbered 1-12, 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 consists of four different designs with semi-abstract, mostly floral, motifs. The first design is made up of interlacing branches of laurel leaves, colored with red, over a light blue ground with semi-abstract thunderbolts colored with orange, black and green. The second design is made up of bundles of semi-abstract pansies, colored with purple and black over semi-abstract clouds colored with blue with stylized leaves colored with green and outlined with yellow, and white dots with red eyes, over a light brown ground. The third design consists of a frieze with semi-abstract leaves colored with red, purple, and shades of green and decorated with yellow lines with black dots and with yellow dots with black eyes, over a black ground. The fourth design consists of a semi-abstract geometric pattern with red roundels with triangles and dots colored with shades of green, semi-abstract diamond motifs colored with shades of green and purple, and abstract motifs made up of overlapping fragments of circles, with offsetting thorns, colored with red and shades of green and purple, all over a bright green ground. The final design is made up of interlacing branches with flowers and leaves, colored with red and with green and purple accents over a black ground.

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