Monday, 14 November 2016

#14 Wallpaper Renaissance - Gothic Style

Wallpaper, F.Scott & Co, Pimlico, 1840, National Archives (BT42/14-N°214), London
Wallpaper, F.Scott & Co, Pimlico, 1840, National Archives (BT42/14-N°214), London

This wallpaper is a representation of a mix of Gothic and Renaissance motifs in a rich velvet fabric. The simple colours, beige and red, are closer to the Gothic Revival idea whereas the shadows emphasise the fake depth of the motifs contrary to Pugin's principles.   

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