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The Rise of Posters as Decorative Art

By Melanie | May 27, 2012

While researching the work of Eugene Grasset, I came across and interesting book authored by Arsene Alexandre titled The Modern Poster. The book was published in 1895 by Charles Scribner’s Sons. Arsene Alexandre was an art critic and a fan of Eugene Grasset (the man and his art). How posters became collectible art is explained below.…

Henri Vever Quote About Eugene Grasset

By Melanie | May 19, 2012

“M. Grasset contributed greately through his works and his instruction in the transformation of style and decorative evolution, a prolific artist with a great following.” Henri Vever From La bijouterie française au XIXe siècle Vol 3 (1908). Belt buckle design by Eugene Grasset and executed by Henri Vever. Background image adapted by CTG Publishing from…

Jean Carries Quote About Eugene Grasset

By Melanie | May 13, 2012

“Grasset is the artist that has the best taste of our era. . . and of many other eras”. John Singer Sargent Portrait of Jean Joseph Marie Carriès From deflam on Flickr Quote from Arsène Alexandre Les Arts Français; arts, métiers, industrie (1919) Eugène-Samuel Grasset Born at Lausanne on May 25, 1844 and died at…

MP Verneuil Quote About Eugene Grasset

By Melanie | May 6, 2012

“Takes Hold And Seduces” Maurice Pillard (MP) Verneuil about Eugene Grasset’s Work. Image by Eugene Grasset. Eugène-Samuel Grasset Born at Lausanne on May 25, 1844 and died at Sceaux on October 23, 1917 (Larousse mensuel n° 136 de juin 1918) Art Deco and Art Nouveau Publications Series Amazon B&N Magcloud Eugene Grasset: A Passion for…

The Vegetable, Fruit and Medicinal Plants of Edouard Maubert

By Melanie | May 1, 2012

About Édouard Maubert (Calais 1806 – Paris 1879) Maubert was a prolific painter who contributed to botanical books as well as horticultural journals. He worked with the leading botanists of the day including Jean Loiseleur-Deslongchamps, Charles Lemaire, Charles d’Orbigny, Hippolyte Jaubert and Jean Linden. The Groupe Edouard Maubert reports that he lived on the rue…

Wildcrafted California

By Melanie | April 15, 2012

By CTG Publishing in Mod Infusion 56 pages, published 14 APR 2012 With this issue, navigate through the world of almonds and sea veggie wildcrafting. Almonds, the nut that is loved world-wide, has tremendous history and presents challenges for the California farmers who supply 80% of the world’s almonds. This nut inspires good health, skin,…

Albin Mesnel Biography

By Melanie | April 2, 2012

[as translated by CTG Publishing from La Nature volume 4 by Gaston Tissandier] BORN: 1830, Manufacture des Gobelins DIED: 1875 All the contributors to the journal [La Nature] are dedicated to one joint literary effort; whether as writers or artists, we form, in a way, a sort of scientific family. We also find it our…

Temple of Flora

By Melanie | April 1, 2012

This edition is focused on Temple of Flora which is the collective work of artists led and financed by Dr. Robert John Thornton. The artists included in this edition include: Robert John Thornton (1768-1837) Peter Charles Henderson (died 1829) Philip Reinagle (1749-1833) Abraham Pether (1756 – 13 April 1812) John Russell (March 29, 1745 –…

Mark Twain Quote About Hawai’i

By Melanie | March 22, 2012

Well, it is refreshment to the jaded, water to the thirsty, to look upon men who have so lately breathed the soft airs of those Isles of the Blest, and had before their eyes the inextinguishable vision of their beauty. No alien land in all the world has any deep, strong charm for me but…