1833 drawings of ideas for a tomb for Frederick (Friedrich) the Great of Prussia. Karl Friedrich Schinkel, creator (1781-1841). Collections of the National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh.

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Plate 163 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65497/perspective-view-plan-plate-163-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=1
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Plate 166 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65500/perspective-view-plan-plate-166-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=4
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Plate 165 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65499/perspective-view-plan-plate-165-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=3
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Plate 167 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65501/perspective-view-plan-plate-167-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=5
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Plate 168 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1833. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65502/perspective-view-plans-details-plate-168-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&se
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Plate 35 (detail), from “Monument of Friedrich the Great,” part of a collection of architectural designs. 1822. Prussian. Image © National Galleries of Scotland. Fair use license. via https://www.nationalgalleries.org/art-and-artists/65366/plate-35-monument-friedrich-great-sammlung-architektonischer-entw%C3%BCrfe?search=Karl%20Friedrich%20Schinkel&search_set_offset=7

Designs for the interiors of exhibitions with labyrinthine lines to dream into. One having been held in Düsseldorf and the other in Cologne. Dutch. Mathieu Lauweriks, creator. Living from 1864 to 1932, he was an influential figure in the period between Jugendstil and the Bauhaus. Collections of the Netherlands Architectural Institute.

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“Interior for Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne, 1914.” Poster. J.L.M. Lauweriks, maker. Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI) Collection, LAUW 27. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen
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“Interior for Deutscher Werkbund Exhibition, Cologne, 1914.” J.L.M. Lauweriks, maker. Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI) Collection, LAUW 27. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen
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“Interior for exhibition of Christian art, Düsseldorf. 1910.” J. L. M. Lauweriks, maker. NAI Collection, LAUW 10. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen
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“Interior for Exhibition of Christian Art, Düsseldorf. 1910.” J. L. M. Lauweriks, maker. NAI Collection, LAUW 10. Image © Netherlands Architectural Institute (NAI). Fair use license. via http://schatkamer.nai.nl/en/projects/tentoonstellingsontwerpen

Art that reminds me of the Ballets Russes. Perhaps the artist was friends with the dancers. Taken from “Paul Thévenaz, a record of his life and art” which was privately published in 1922 a year after the Swiss born Thévenaz died at a young age from a burst appendix.

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“Le Rêve.” Page 91. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n91/mode/2up
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“La Voyageur.” Page 91. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n91/mode/2up
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“Faune.” Page 77. 1922. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n77/mode/2up
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“Saint George and the Dragon.” Page 90. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n89/mode/2up
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“La Tampete.” Page 93. Collections of the University of California Archives. Internet Archive, digitalizing partner. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/paulthevenazreco00thev/page/n93/mode/2up

Images of the Alhambra. A selection from the archives of the National Library of Spain.

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“Veduta di un Cortile del Palazzo e dei Bagni degli antichi Re Mori di Granata,” plate from “Lo stato presente di tutti i paesi, e popoli del mondo naturale, politico e morale” which was printed by Giambatista Albrizzi in Venice in 1745. 18th c. Etching. Artist not known. Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000062931
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“Salón de Embajadores de la Alhambra” (Hall of the Ambassadors), a plate from “Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne par Alexandre de Laborde,” published in 1812. Engraving by Jean-Lubin Vauzelle. Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000019143
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“Estanque Real del Patio de la Alhambra de Granada.” 1824. Etching. Felipe Cardano, maker (1778-1824). Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000062861
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“Sala de las dos Hermanas de la Alhambra” (Hall of the Two Sisters), plate from Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne par Alexandre de Laborde.” 1812. Louis-Alexandre de Buigne, engraver. Image © Biblioteca Digital Hispánica. Fair use license. via http://bdh-rd.bne.es/viewer.vm?id=0000019141

A selection of black and white drawings of designs based on flowers from Frank Steeley’s 1903-1904 “Nature Drawing and Design” which was published in London. Art Nouveau.

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“Periwinkle.” Plate X, figures 1, 2, and 3. Page 29. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University Toronto. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n29/mode/2up
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“Crocus.” Plate XII, figures 1, 2, and 3. Page 34. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University Toronto. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n34/mode/2up
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“Clematis.” Plate XIV, figures 1 and 2. Page 37. Collections of the Robarts Library at the University Toronto. MSN, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/naturedrawingdes01steeuoft/page/n37/mode/2up

Designs to copy when you get tired of drawing ordinary doodles while the teacher is talking about boring things. All of them taken from A. Desaint’s “Ideas & Studies in Stencilling & Decorating” which was published in 1927 by C. Griffin & Company in London.

"Colorations." Plate IV, page 40.
“Colorations.” Plate IV, page 40. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ideas00desa/page/n40/mode/1up
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“Colorations I and II.” Plate V. Page 42. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ideas00desa/page/n42/mode/1up
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“Colorations I and II.” Plate VII. Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ideas00desa/page/n46/mode/1up
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“Colorations I and II.” Plate VI. Page 44. Collections of and digitalized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. In the public domain. via https://archive.org/details/ideas00desa/page/n44/mode/1up

Colored sketches and drawings, designs for Minton & Company tableware. ca. 1950. These probably done by Reginald Haggar who designed for Minton. From the Minton Archive, Stoke-on-Trent, England. ID #MS1950

Three teacups, two with handles in the motif of butterflies.
Three teacups, two with handles in the motif of butterflies. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
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Cup and saucer with stylized flowers. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
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Saucer and plate with a fountain design in pink and light blue. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36
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Design with birds. Image © Minton Archive. Fair use license. via http://www.themintonarchive.org.uk/collections/getrecord/GB1857_G272_1_5_12_1_3_36