Design Context and Analysis Essay Research

Research : William Morris’ Drawings / Prints / Illustrations

Acanthus | Morris, William | V&A Explore The Collections
1. Acunthus by William Morris
  • Wallpaper Illustration, 1875
  • Focuses on a repeat pattern inspired by natural forms
    • Collection of leaves manipulated into different positions
  • Natural feel
  • Indicates a sense of expressionalism
  • Natural colour scheme
    • Focus on earthy tones
    • Main colour is green
  • Decorative piece
  • Swirl infused aesthetic
    • Implies a strong influence and response to the power of nature
  • Passionate
  • Inventiveness
  • Clear interest with art and beauty


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