“Striping on Wood, Louis XV Style”Plate XXXIII, Le style dans la peinture décorative: Recueil de documents choisis et publiés
Author Paul Planat French
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The training of a French painter-decorator of Braque’s generation involved an apprenticeship with an established master, who introduced the novice to the specialized branches of the trade. Plates published in manuals and portfolios, such as these chromolithographs, supplemented practical experience. Accompanied by instructions, they demonstrate how to imitate varieties of wood, the veining of marble, and the convex and concave profiles of architectural moldings, while simultaneously providing models of finished work.