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6 motif and pattern


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6 motif and pattern

  1. 1. Visual Imagination
  2. 2. Ornamental Design (n) is a design whose principal purpose is decorative. Much of ornamental design emerges from patterns derived from national handicrafts such as weaving, jewelry design, embroidery, lace, etc. Other can be found chiseled in stone, painted on ceramic or wood or stamped or printed on fabric and paper. Ornamental design is found nearly everywhere in the world.
  3. 3. Its presence in art or artifact symbolizes the cultural or national identity of a people. In theatre it’s importance can not be overstated, because it can serve as an identifier. As an architectural feature, for example, it can pinpoint a location. As a piece of jewelry, it can suggest the origin of the bearer.
  4. 4. Let us define the major components of ornamental or decorative design. Motif: a single decorative element used alone or as a part of a pattern. Pattern: repetitive use of one or more motifs. Note that the pattern above has more than just two motifs.
  5. 5. Egyptian textile – 1950’s
  6. 6. Greek Vase – Rhodes c. 600 BC
  7. 7. Kenya – Contemporary – Soapstone plate
  8. 8. Chinese tomb motif –15th Cent.
  9. 9. Florentine utility tables – contemporary reproduction 18th cent. Design.
  10. 10. German wall tile Motif 17th Cent.
  11. 11. French early 20th Cent. Textile pattern
  12. 12. Irish Jewelry box of Brasilian Walnut. c 1700
  13. 13. Italian Provincial plate motif and pattern 19th Cent.
  14. 14. Contemporary Japanese stencil motif
  15. 15. Early American floor cloth c1780
  16. 16. Kashmir – India – Shawl fragment 19th Cent.`
  17. 17. Mexican Chamayo Rug c.1900
  18. 18. Moroccan Wall pattern 18th Cent.
  19. 19. Russian bread boards – national motif - contemporary
  20. 20. Spanish floor motif from Majorca – Moorish influence
  21. 21. 19th Cent.Venetian Lace
  22. 22. Basket from Uganda - Contemporary
  24. 24. Anatolian Kilim (Rug) 1. Motif is taken from pattern 2. Motif is re-structured to fit format criteria. 3. Motif is alter and personalized.
  25. 25. Motif is repeated to form the desired pattern. Mirror image 90 deg. rotation