French Renaissance Decorative Arts

Decorative art for the French Renaissance came in the artforms of textiles, tapestries illustrating people and landscape, ceramics, enamel, moldings and paintings. Great detail was painstakingly put into high and low relief on the exterior facades and sides of buildings. The more elaborate, the wealthier the owner or more important the establishment. Looking back to the symbols and motifs in the previous blog, ornamentation of a space either by elements or furnishings always helps the meaning of the area convey easier. Also, now the common usage of tableware executed in precious stone and metal.

Photo Order: 1. pottery/metalwork 2. decorative tapestry 3. decorative mosaic 4. interpreted interior decor 5. ceramic

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