Monday, July 18, 2011

Paule Marrot

The latest issue of Lonny did a wee spread on Natural Curiosities and the print "Feathers" by Paule Marrot demanded my attention. And once I viewed the rest of the collection from this new-to-me French textile designer, I was completely hooked. What GORGEOUS works of art.

From Natural Curiosities:

"Natural Curiosities recently acquired the beautiful textile archives of French engraver, painter, and textile artist Paule Marrot (1902-1987). Early in her career, Marrot shifted her emphasis from painting to textiles to create expressive patterns from the 1920s through the 1950s. Marrot’s bold use of flowers, color and patterns reflect a compositionally modernist style classically associated with the Art Deco movement. Marrot’s artistic influences include the expressive writings of Marcel Proust, as evident in her work Du coté de chez Swann, based on Proust’s book In Search of Lost Time."

The offerings from NC appear to be prints of her textile work and while not inexpensive (Lonny quotes "Feathers" at around $2,500), they are certainly things of beauty.

Have you come across these prints before or seen Marrot's work elsewhere? I'd be interested to hear...


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