Botticelli's posthumous reputation suffered until
the late 19th century because he emphasized
flat color and pattern instead of deep shadow
and modeled realism (e.g., late Michelangelo
But since1900 his work has been recognized
for its breathtaking linear grace and voluptuous
Detail from The Trials of Moses, Sistine Chapel
Vuillard lived with his mother, a dressmaker, until the age of sixty, and
was very familiar with pattern.
Much of his art is decorative with intricate patterns marked by a gentle
humor and executed in a delicate, soft color.
(American 1952 - )
Salle helped define the “postmodern” sensibility of an art that
wants the viewer to be very conscious of “style” and “culture.”
He uses combinations of what appear to be randomly
juxtaposed images using very different schools of art in the
same piece, with a nod to pop art and pattern.
(American, 1956 - )
Tomaselli is best known for his highly detailed paintings
on wood panel, combining an array of unorthodox
materials suspended in a thick layer of clear, epoxy
resin and a maelstrom of pattern.
Lorraine Wilson Peters
(American, 1959 - )
Lorraine is a former UC Berkeley Extension