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Ornament: Natural Forms, The Sphinx, and the Centaur (engraving)

Ornament: Natural Forms, The Sphinx, and the Centaur (engraving)


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Ornament: Natural Forms, The Sphinx, and the Centaur (engraving)

8647021 Ornament: Natural Forms, The Sphinx, and the Centaur (engraving) by German School, (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info.: Natural Forms, The Sphinx, and the Centaur. Illustration for Handbook of Ornament, A Grammar of Art Industrial and Architectural Designing by Franz Sales Meyer [1849-1927] (4th edn, Bruno Hessling, 1892).); © Look and Learn

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Centaur Fantastic Animal Fantastic Animals Fantastic Creature Fantastic Creatures Great Sphinx Of Giza Mythical Animal Mythical Beast Mythical Creature Mythical Creatures Mytholoy North African Patterns Sphinx Sphinx Of Giza Africa African African Egyptians Industries


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This stunning engraving titled "Ornament: Natural Forms, The Sphinx, and the Centaur" captures the intricate beauty of German School art from the 19th century. The image features a mesmerizing blend of mythical creatures - the majestic centaur and enigmatic sphinx - set against a backdrop of ornate natural forms. Created as an illustration for Franz Sales Meyer's Handbook of Ornament, this piece showcases the fusion of art, industrial design, and architectural elements that defined the era. The detailed engravings highlight the craftsmanship and skill of the artist in bringing these fantastical beings to life on paper. The inclusion of the Sphinx adds a touch of mystery and ancient allure to the composition, evoking images of Egypt and its rich cultural heritage. The intricate patterns and decorative motifs woven throughout enhance the overall aesthetic appeal, making it a true masterpiece in both form and function. Whether displayed in a private collection or admired in a gallery setting, this engraving serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of 19th-century artistry. It is a reminder of how creativity knows no bounds when it comes to blending mythology with design to create something truly extraordinary.

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