A fabulous visit to Manhattan resonates with me now. Seeing the MET's show of the Art of Pietre Dure one of the highlights of my life.
Here's a link to the Royal Court page
Slowly and surely the textile elements for a pietre dure design form
into a modern composition with a Renaissance look. I adore going to the
Opificio delle Pietre Dure on via Alfani in Florence, a beautiful resource for this artwork and the library wall of stones upstairs a veritable treasure of exquisite colours.
My daily work increasing skills with colour and motif makes me dream of panels of silk, blossoms, birds and gold leaf. Powerful memories of seeing the Jacopo Ligozzi show at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence, Italy and De Gournay papers at a showroom in West Hollywood inspires a new design imperative. I paint quatrefoil pages of silk with pearlescent colours and delicate motifs.
Juliet V textiles an exquisite mixture of two inspirations ~
shard quality, thick defined lines, polished rich colours
grandeur & preciousness of material
Renaissance premier techniques
Motifs from nature
Figurative decorative wall emphasis
Simplicity & precision of design sequence
Metallic lustrous sophisticated colour
Juliet's hand-painted decorative editions mix the richly ornate
of both ethereal & eternal elements on silk panels
to infuse your atmosphere with exquisite beauty.