Sunday, October 10, 2010

Paule Marrot, Tres Chic!

Oh joy! I can't get enough of Paule Marrot's painted textiles. French engraver, painter, and textile artist Paule Marrot (1902-1987). Early in her career, Marrot shifted her emphasis from painting to textiles to create expressive patterns from the 1920s through the 1950s. Marrot's bold use of flowers, color and patterns reflect a compositionally modernist style classically associated with the Art Deco movement. Marrot's artistic influences include the expressive writings of Marcel Proust, as evident in her work Du coté de chez Swann, based on Proust's book In Search of Lost Time.

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