Artistry to swoon for by Gustav Klimt in his young artist days before he heaped the gold on with a trowel. Austrian. Living from 1868-1918 he made good use of the jewelry engraving skills he learned at his father’s knee. Member of the Viennese Secession.

"Médecine." (Hygieia). 1900-1907.
“Médecine.” (Hygieia). 1900-1907. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://www.sohu.com/a/254846320_658882
"Allegory of Sculpture." 1889.
“Allegory of Sculpture.” 1889. Graphite, watercolor and gold. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://phillipkay.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/poetry-and-poets-in-translation/
"Pallas Athena." 1898.
“Pallas Athena.” 1898. Oil on canvas. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://ludwig-mies-vanderrohe.blogspot.com/2011/10/gustav-klimt-part-1.html
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Pretty places that never were with imaginings up by Italian artist Gaetano Landi. Born in Italy he published “Architectural Decorations: A Periodical Work of Original Designs Invented from the Egyptian, the Greek, the Roman, the Etruscan, the Attic, the Gothic &c for Exterior and Interior Decoration” in 1810 from which these plates are taken.

Hand colored plate. 1810.
Hand colored plate. 1810. Image © Skinner Auctions Inc. Fair use license. via https://www.skinnerinc.com/auctions/2386/lots/172
Grand Egyptian Hall.
Grand Egyptian Hall. Image © Iskander Books. Fair use license. via https://www.iskandarbooks.com/sites.php?fb=fb_ctlg&mmid=2&id=346
Large garden building or summer house in a Chinese style.
Large garden building or summer house in a Chinese style. Unnumbered plate. Image © RIBA Collections. Fair use license. via https://www.architecture.com/image-library/ribapix/image-information/poster/large-garden-building-or-summer-house-in-a-chinese-style/posterid/R

Jewelry by French creative genius and designer René Lalique from the hidden in plain sight archives of the Walters Museum, Baltimore, Maryland.

Corsage brooch with grasshoppers. 1920-1929.
Corsage brooch with grasshoppers. 1920-1929. Molded glass, nickel silver, marcasite and pigmented resin. René Lalique, designer (1860-1945). Cc0 license 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/26096/corsage-brooch-with-grasshoppers-and-cabochons/
Fern leaves brooch. 1903-1904.
Fern leaves brooch. 1903-1904. Silver-gilt, opal, glass and diamond. Cc0 license 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/23250/fern-leaves-brooch/
Grape necklace. ca. 1903.
Grape necklace. ca. 1903. Molded glass, cloisonné enamel and gold. Cc0 license 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/12197/grape-necklace/
Brooch of berries and leaves. ca. 1903.
Brooch of berries and leaves. ca. 1903. Gold, glass, enamel and citrine. Cc0 license 0. via https://art.thewalters.org/detail/1693/brooch-of-leaves-and-berries/?type=date&letter=a&sort=title&order=asc&begin_date=-10000&end_date=2015

Fabulous dress designs by French Couturier Madeleine Vionnet. If you didn’t wear one of her frocks to that certain little cocktail party given by the Prince of Wales and Wallis you just weren’t chic. |

"Pendant Les 'Modèles' - Chez Madeleine Vionnet." Plate 20.
“Pendant Les ‘Modèles’ – Chez Madeleine Vionnet.” plate 20 from “Gazette du Bon Ton.” Volume 1, No. 3. April, 1932. Lithograph with hand-applied color. Thayaht, illustrator. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pendant-les-mod%C3%A8les-chez-madeleine-vionnet-plate-20-from-gazette-du-bon-ton-volume-1-no-3-450156
Drawing of a ‘modèle de robe longue’. 1938-39.
Drawing of a ‘modèle de robe longue’. 1938-39. Madeleine Vionnet. Image © Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Fair use license. via https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/exhibitions/les-couturiers/madeleine-vionnet
"De La Fumée - Robe de Madeleine Vionnet."
“De La Fumée – Robe de Madeleine Vionnet.” Plate 13 from Gazette du Bon Ton, Volume 1, No. 2. March, 1922. Thayaht, illustrator. Publisher Librairie Centrale des Beaux-arts. Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://www.mfa.org/collections/object/pendant-les-mod%C3%A8les-chez-madeleine-vionnet-plate-20-from-gazette-du-bon-ton-volume-1-no-3-450156

Landscapes by Estonian artist Konrad Vilhelm Mägi. Living from 1878 to 1925 he seems to have loved bright colors as much as I do. Loving his bouncy clouds.

Landscape with Rocks. 1913-1914.
Landscape with Rocks. 1913-1914. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 70 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Konrad_M%C3%A4gi_-_Maastik_kividega_1913-1914.JPG
Landscape. ca. 1923-24.
Landscape. ca. 1923-24. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via https://fineartamerica.com/featured/landscape-konrad-magi.html
Landscape. 1908.
Landscape. 1908. In the public domain in the United States because the artist has been dead over 70 years. via http://wiki.cultured.com/people/Konrad_Magi/

Carpet designs in perfect geometrics. Ready to get your carpet up off the floor and take itself to the other end of your hall. Textile designer at the Bauhaus Dessau. German. Lena Bergner, designer.

"Diagonal." 1938. Design for a knotted carpet. number 4/39.
“Diagonal.” 1938. Design for a knotted carpet. number 4/39. Image © Central Directory of Antiquarian Books. Fair use license. via http://www.design-is-fine.org/post/180080945534/lena-meyer-bergner-design-no-439-diagonal
Carpet design on light cardboard. ca. 1937.
Carpet design on light cardboard. ca. 1937. Image © Central Directory of Antiquarian Books. Fair use license. via https://www.zvab.com/kunst-grafik-poster/Komposition-Teppichentw%C3%BCrfe-LENA-MEYER-BERGNER/30036543221/bd
Color drawing of a textile design. 1937.
Color drawing of a textile design. 1937. Image © Zucker Art Books. Fair use license. via https://www.zuckerartbooks.com/artist/Lena_Bergner/works/1994

This week’s post of wondrous images from Prussian Karl Friedrich Schinkel is now posted on my patreon.com page. Public (free).

 

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