The arts created at the turn of the 20th century began to push the boundaries of what was expected of artists, writers and general creative persons. No longer where they expected to focus on historical and biblical narratives, but they redirected their attention to the subject matter to the everyday life, the politics that affected everyone, and an overall idea of beauty.
The silkscreens, etchings and Lithographs included in “Beyond the Merely Decorative” demonstrate this change in artistic aesthetics and stream of thoughts. We are excited to share this inspiring online exhibition in conjunction with our friends at Factory Gallery (Located at the Cotton Factory).
Enjoy visually wandering through the ‘new’ streams of visual arts created at the edge of the 20th century.
Art Deco Pochoir: A French word meaning stencil. The term is applied to prints that are usually hand-coloured with a series of carefully cut out stencils. This process was popular in Paris during the early decades of the 20th century and was especially popular in the art deco period