NK1553. S45

Papillons (20th century)

Eugène Alain Seguy was French artist who issued a number of volumes that showcased his design patterns.  His designs, often a mixture of Art Nouveau and Art Deco styles, were rendered in pochoir, a screen printing technique that permits a sumptuous use of colors.   Papillons was published in 1924, an example of Seguy’s reaching out to the flora and fauna of the natural world, uses blue oil paint that is contiguous to other colors.  The visual blend of these images underlies the importance of blue in his palette.