№3(59)
September 2017
ISSN
1990-4126

Russian

«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 40 December 2012

Fine art


Borshch Elena V.

PhD. (Art Studies), Associate Professor, Chair of Jewellery Art.
Ural State Academy of Architecture and Arts,
Ekaterinburg, Russia, e-mail: ev_borshch@r66.ru

ENGRAVED DESIGNS OF «GRAND MANIÈRE» INTERIORS IN THE TOOLKIT OF FRENCH ILLUSTRATORS IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE 18th CENTURY


The article is devoted to interactions between 17th century design engravings and book illustrations of the second half of the 18th century. The need to address the theme of sources of interiors in illustrations is caused by the fact that the interior background of illustrations is truthful.

 In considering the visual treatment of compositions in illustrations through architectural sources, the author of this article addresses one of the possible aspects to this issue – the influence of interior engravings on the creativity of the illustrators. In order to explore this subject, the author has chosen to analyse works by such illustrators as H.Gravelot, F.Boucher, Ch.Eisen, and J.-M. Moreau Jr.

The author draws attention to the tradition among the artists to use 17th century interior projects and identifies a range of sources that the illustrators kept using, such as projects by J. le Pautre and D.Marot. The article draws comparison between the engraved projects of the Grand Manière style and book illustrations of the second half of the 18th century. The comparison reveals methods and techniques used by artists in working with analogues, and based on this, the author attempts to reconstruct the process of creating the composition of an illustration. Determining the role of architectural sources in developing the composition of an illustration helps unravel the mechanisms underlying the creativity of some of the artists.

Key words: 18th century, French book illustration, French interior, 17th century French architectural engraving


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