Neo-Classicism Style Sheet

Neo-Classical style turned away from the frivolity of the Rococo era with designs harkening back to ancient Greece, Rome and Pompeii. Neo-Classicism Profile & Motifs time period: about mid 18th century to early 19th century Symmetry Urns, laurel wreaths Greek … Continued

Victorian Style Sheet

The Victorian era occurred during the reign of Queen Victoria in Britain. In 1851, the Great Exhibition in London fueled interest in historical revival styles that were often mixed-and-matched. Victorian Style Sheet Profile & Motifs time period: 1837-1901 Heavy decoration, … Continued

Vera Neumann 1970s Design Inspiration

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Vera, The Art and Life of an Icon, by Susan Seid is a biography/scrapbook of the famed designer Vera Neumann’s creative life. It allows the reader a glimpse into her inspiring life. Iconic from the 60s to the 80s, Designer … Continued

Bauhaus Style Sheet

The Bauhaus was a school of design founded by German architect Walter Gropius in Wiemar, Germany that strived to unite arts and fine crafts. Bauhaus Profile & Motifs time period: 1919-1933 Cubism Textile design, Pottery, Metalworking, Cabinetmaking Photography, Paintings San-Serif … Continued

Art Nouveau Style Sheet

Springing out of the Arts & Crafts and Aesthetic movements, Art Nouveau was characterized by organic shapes, long free-flowing  lines and ‘whiplash’ curves. Art Nouveau Profile & Motifs time period: about 1890-1910 Stylized Leaves, tendrils, flowers, vines, insects, peacock feather … Continued

Arts & Crafts Style Sheet

The Arts and Crafts era was a British style that rejected the ornate ornamentation of the Victorian style, and based itself on simpler lines, and hand-craftsmanship over machine-made pieces. Arts and Crafts Era Profile & Motifs time period: about 1880-1920s … Continued

Hans Maler zu Schwaz, Historical Hat inspiration

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Hans Maler zu Schwaz was a German painter active during the 16th-century. Schwaz was the village he painted in, it was near Innsbruck and he specialized in portraiture. His paintings centered on the rich and famous – members of the … Continued

The Beautiful Bargello Pattern

The needlepoint pattern known as bargello, is named after the Bargello palace in Florence, where a set of chairs with this very pattern was found. Though popular in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, this pattern has never been … Continued