Impressive collection of 18 folio drawings with Art Deco motifs for terrazzo floors, 1920s
18 ORIGINAL DESIGNS FOR TERRAZZO FLOORS. Pencil, gouache, opaque white and spray painting on paper. S.l., s.a. [1920s or 1930s].
18 ORIGINAL DESIGNS FOR TERRAZZO FLOORS. Pencil, gouache, opaque white and spray painting on paper, each numbered with pencil and mounted on grey cardboard at vertical margin. S.l., s.a. [1920s or 1930s]. 48:33,5 cm.
Impressive collection of 18 folio drawings with painted and sprayed gouache probably from the 1920s, showing Art Deco motifs for terrazzo floors.
Content: Sketched with pencil, then painted with bright and varied gouache colours setting a contrast in opaque white, present designs are finished with a thin sprayed layer of black to insinuate it's use for terrazzo surfaces, very probably floors or wall mosaics. All leaves of this set are characterised by most attractive compositions of colour and form as well as detailed execution, each of them in a unique way. Geometric forms dominate, the choice of motifs cites various artistic traditions (Mesoamerican, Celtic, Classicist). The designs are presumably of Italian origin and were skilfully drawn for by order for custom made large floors.
Condition: Corners and margins partly with some colour wear, corners partly with crease marks, overall well-preserved set of this exceptionally handsome collection of samples.