Saturated colors and amazing designs to lose yourself in for a November Sunday . . . . . .not a minimalist one in the bunch . . . .all from “L’Ornement Polychrome”, which covered two millennia of the enchanting world of decorative arts. Albert-Charles-Auguste Racinet (1825–1893), maker.

Greco-Roman. Plate IX. 1869.
Greco-Roman. Plate IX. 1869. Chromolithograph. Collection of the Grand Valley State University. via https://artgallery.gvsu.edu/Detail/objects/2828.
Egyptien. 1888.
Egyptien. 1888. From a scan by Raw Pixel. via https://links.fluate.net/index.php/?OMhVQA.
Primitif. 1888.
Primitif. 1888. From a scan by Raw Pixel. via https://links.fluate.net/index.php/?OMhVQA.
Moyen Age. ca. 1900.
Moyen Age. ca. 1900. via https://www.topsimages.com/images/byzantine-ornament-racinet-04.html.
Assyrien. Plate IV. 1869.
Assyrien. Plate IV. 1869. Collection the Grand Valley State University. via https://artgallery.gvsu.edu/Detail/objects/2561.

All images in the public domain in the United States and elsewhere because the maker died over 100 years ago.

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