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Medieval Decoration and Creative Connections

Illustration: David Henry Arnott. Gothic chimney breast decoration, 1850. It is sometimes interesting to look at decorative periods and their inspirational points, but perhaps more importantly it is interesting to look at the many connections that link creative eras, communities, as well individuals. The Victorian Gothic Revival for example, was directly influenced by the much earlier medieval period.
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Cotton Prints of the 1850s

Arts / Fiber Art : The Textile Blog (3 years ago)

Illustration: McNaughtan, Potter & Co. Printed calico textile design, 1850. It is sometimes tempting to see British decoration and design of the nineteenth century, particularly the period between 1837 and the end of the century tha... Read Post

Decorative Interpretations of the Medieval World

Arts / Fiber Art : The Textile Blog (last year)

Illustration: Italian decorative lettering, 14th century. Medieval decorative lettering has always been a big inspirational draw for generations of designers and decorators. The colour and line produced in these often small-scale pi... Read Post

The Influence of Persian Decorative Creativity

Arts / Fiber Art : The Textile Blog (3 years ago)

Illustration: Persian manuscript page. The influence of Islamic decoration on the decorative arts of Europe has been both fundamental and long-standing. From the early medieval period onwards the influence on European surface patter... Read Post


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