Price: $450.00
''The effect is arresting: paging through the leaves of a pochoir- illustrated book, the reader is abruptly stopped by the extraordinary effects of lush, vibrant colors and bold geometric shapes. Bright oils and watercolors seem to come alive on the page in an almost three-dimensional experience. These volumes, with their focus on patterns and color interactions, use a stenciling technique to present decorative arts and the possibilities of book printing. In fact, pochoir is the French word for stenciling, a form of coloring pictures that dates to a thousand years ago in China. It was introduced to commercial publishing in France in the late 1800s, and there it had its most exquisite expression. The pochoir process would use from 20 to 250 different stencils applied to a black-and-white collotype print from a photograph. The collotypes are affixed to stencil sheets of metal or board, and the patches to be colored are cut out. Each color to be applied uses a separate pompon, or brush of coarse, shortly-cropped animal hair, to sponge or dab on the paint. Each stencil is done in turn until the image is finished, so it is essential to place the stencils exactly in position. ... pochoir illustration had its heyday in the 1920s...'' (taken from the University of Cincinnati website - because I couldn''t have said it better myself!) This wonderful, detailed and highly colored pochoir is signed the master of pochoir design Eugene Alain Seguy. He was one of the foremost French designers at the beginning of the 1900''s, and worked in both the Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles - with folios that were awash with bright colors that only the pochoir process permitted. Collections of prints like those produced by Seguy provided source material for designers of fabrics, wallpaper, ceramics, book illustrations, posters, and advertisements, and were popular in the late 19th and early 20th century.The Insectes Folio was produced in 1924 and this was the cover for the folio. Purchased in Europe, the sheet measures 12.5 x 19, is not mounted on linen and evidences some creasing (B+ condition) . PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL OF OUR PRINTS, POCHOIRS AND POSTERS ARE ORIGINAL, NON REPRODUCTION WORKS. Thank you! Status: For Sale Reference#: seguyinsectes Condition: B+ Year: 1924 Country: FRANCE Height: 19 in. (48.26 cm) Width: 12.5 in. (31.75 cm) Title: Orig POCHOIR 1924 SEGUY DETAILED AMAZING COLORS + FLAIR Style: ART DECO Materials: paper

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