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.
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
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