This picture was exhibited in London c.1999. It was painted by theatre designer Thierry Bosquet who is has designed costume and sets for over 200 opera and theatre productions mainly at the Royal Theatre of La Monnaie, where he was the principal decorator for twenty years, He has dedicated his life to the study of opulence and his home is a shrine to ornamental overload. The level of technique in this picture is staggering and is a fantastic decorator's piece.
After the 2nd World War, wallpaper design saw a dramatic change of emphasis, becoming less restricted by production methods and a move to artistic expression that mirrored the age. This gave rise to the ‘feature wall’ with paper on just one wall of a room, patterns were simplified and textures encouraged. It was a ‘coming of age’ for wallpaper, shrugging off the boredom of Victorian and Edwardian eras and moving beyond William Morris’s design ideas.
John Stocks @ AM Fine Art