2501Decorated paper making and art
- Jul 17, 2004What Taaffe does, as far as I can judge from the screen, is what many European artists did
in the years around 1900. They fell in love with decorated paper making (marbling and
pastepaper-making) and combined the techniques of the craft with their art. They did this
in various ways - some of them dabbling and playing around, some of them studying very
seriously, some of them trying to make a sheet a unique work of art, some of them using
the technique for their very own purposes.
The results were as manifold as the people involved. What it did, in any case, was to
forward decorated paper making and art as well.
There is nothing wrong about that, isn't there, as long as the artist doesn't declare his or
her way of using decorated paper making as the only way. And if they are serene about
what they are doing, demanding the same effort from e.g. marbling as from their own e.g.
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