Children’s Illustrators: Kay NielsenBorn in Denmark in 1886, Nielsen was inspired by Art Nouveau and Eastern influences in his illustrations, and adopted many practices of Japanese woodcuts, such as asymmetrical composition, large vacant areas, sinuous linework, and flattened perspective.
Book of Hours of Marguerite d’Orléans, western France, c. 1430
'Aequabunt viribus ausus'
Thesis plate with Pallas Athena in armour riding on a chariot drawn by two lions, while an eagle rises to Jupiter above. Engraver unknown. 1660s.
Piet Mondrian, Tableau No. 1, 1922/25. Oil on canvas. Photo Robert Bayer. Via fondationbeyeler.ch
Oskar Schlemmer’s contribution of a mural as part of the redecoration of the Jugendstil premises in the spirit of the Bauhaus, (1923)
Schlemmer chose the worksop wing as the location for his mural contribution for the Bauhaus exhibition of 1923, where he combined painting and sculpture in “colored mortar reliefs”. These were executed by master craftsman Josef Hartwig and a number of students. In these murals, Schlemmer played with the contrasts of standing/lying, male/female and man/architecture.