Nabis Inspiration for Textile Designers

Le Talisman, 1888. by Paul Serusier (1864-1927)

The Nabis saw their work as a bold new interpretation of their world rather than a revolution against tradition. This bold new interpretation included all over graphic decoration, textile-like ornamental colour and composition and a visceral glow on canvas.


For the textile designer, The Nabis hold enormous inspiration both for the colourist and structuralist.  In this painting by Serusier, for instance, we can see the potential for the printer, embroiderer, weaver and knitter.

There is a decorative maximalism that could be transformed in a multiplicity of ways for fashion and interiors.  

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