Artwork Title: Plate 10 - Artist Name: Eugène Séguy

Plate 10

Eugène Séguy,

Séguy's notes: 1. Calopterix. Australie; 2. Diphlebia nymphoides. Australie; 3. Palpares imperator. Madagascar; 4. Calopterix. Asie; 5. Nemoptera sinuata. Région Méditerran. (http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2015/03/19/ea_seguy_insects_history_prints_of_insects_for_art_nouveau_and_art_deco.html) Seguy published many design folios utilizing the pochoir technique, a printing process that employs a series of stencils to lay dense and vivid color. He produced 11 albums of illustrations and designs from the turn of the century to the 1930s. (https://belovedlinens.net/textdesign/eugene-alain-seguy.php) Séguy was a French entomologist who wanted to use his artistic skill to glorify the sublime beauty of nature, creating what he called a ‘world of sumptuous forms and colours.’ He then transformed these beautiful illustrations into textile designs. (http://blog.patternbank.com/eugene-seguy-science-and-textiles/)

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