Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Presentationof Mood Boards

After meeting for a tutorial today we have decided to focus on specific areas in pairs in preparation for our presentation on Thursday 17th March.
Me and Nicola M have chosen to concentrate on Wall Decoration for example mirrors wallpaper ceiling imagery etc etc. We are both going to create a small mood board around A3 each these will be put together where we will discuss what we have discovered.
We discovered when in the library that the baroque era we believed to be in Russia was not so rich and gilded as first though there was no pattern on pattern and existing details such as ceiling roses were the only elaborate decor in Russian homes at this moment in time i can not remember the book but will post its title as soon as i know ( this should be an excellent reference book as it is specific to Russia in the 18th and 19th century) i also discovered William Morris was creating his wallpaper print at this time his designs are extremely common in richer homes like 'Ivans'Apologies for the poor quality photograph!
Below is an image of my mood board which will be shown in tomorrows presentation alongside Nicola's Mood board with the subject being wallpaper as you can see.
With 'borrowed' wallpaper samples from Homebase and a wallpaper design from the late 1800's.
I will add clearer photos tomorrow but am over all very happy with my Mood Board and mine and Nicolas seem to have very different representations of Wallpaper which is lucky as we didn't want to use the same images!


Wallpaper, using the printmaking technique of woodcut, gained popularity in Renaissance Europe amongst the elite of society. Large tapestries on the walls of their homes were a tradition past from the Middle Ages. These tapestries added color to the room as well as providing an insulation. Yet tapestries were extremely expensive and a cheaper option would of been wallpaper.
Early wallpaper featured scenes similar to those depicted on tapestries, and large sheets of the paper were sometimes hung loose on the walls, in the style of tapestries.By the beginning of the 1700s, simple black and white papers had virtually disappeared in Europe. Colored papers were in vogue, especially imported paper from China
In the 19th century wallpaper was everywhere seen as a cheap and very effective way of brightening up cramped and dark rooms in working-class areas. By the early twentieth century, wallpaper had established itself as one of the most popular household items across the Western world.

Below is our groups Individual Mood Boards:

Mood boards in order of top to bottom
M Mood Board on fabrics and Nicola Mcque's
Nurias Mood board specifically architecture,
Nicky and Kirby's Mood board specific to sofas,
Callum, Robert and Sarah L mood boards focused on Death and medicine,
Rhyan, Jenny and Fiona's knick knacks and drapery Mood Board.

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