Decorative art by Albert Jacquemart

By Albert Jacquemart

From the center a long time to modern instances, ornamental artwork may be defi ned by means of the creative fabrics, designs and items utilized in either structure and inside layout. just like many artwork types ornamental paintings keeps to conform, originating with items so simple as a chair, famous for its software, to simply decorative items, celebrated for his or her aesthetic attractiveness. ornamental paintings goals to eulogize those often  Read more...

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Furniture overlaid with tortoise shell and metal Of all sovereigns, Louis XIV is certainly the monarch who best knew how to surround the royal majesty with the most dazzling splendour. He required sumptuous buildings for his habitation, and if Versailles as a palace realised his dreams, he still required that the furniture destined to fill those galleries with glittering mirrors, gildings, paintings and sculptures, should be worthy of such companionship and should exhibit a magnificence unknown until that day.

2 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. 61 Martin Carlin, Jewel box, end of Louis XV period. Rosewood veneer ornated with nine plaques in Sèvres porcelain, curved base with four other Sèvres plaques, bronze ornamentation representing bearded men. Archives Tajan, Paris. 62 Commode inlayed with an allegoric scene illustrating Louis XVI’s coronation in 1774, late 18th century. Precious-wood marquetry, deep blue marble. 15th century. The last years of the following century offer nothing more than redundant conceptions in which an exaggerated richness shows the decline in taste.

Hungarian oak, encased in iron. Renaissance chest, 16th century. Carved oak. 46 Drop-front secrétaire, from the Louis XVI period. 5 cm. Private collection. 47 Alsatian Renaissance chest, early 17th century. Inlayed walnut wood, intarsia decoration. The greater or lesser degree of exaggeration in the creations of the reign of Louis XV affords a species of chronology for this period. First, the endive leaves in slight relief describe agreeable curves and mingle with palmettes and laurels as if to protest against an absolute disconnect from the preceding style, while revealing new tendencies.

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