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{TREND ALERT} Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie

just decorate!

Wikipedia defines Chinoiserie this way; Chinoiserie ( French for “Chinese-esque”) is a recurring theme in European artistic styles since the seventeenth century, which reflect Chinese artistic influences.[1] It is characterized by the use of fanciful imagery of an imaginary China, by asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and the use of lacquer-like materials and decoration.Chinoiserie in a broader scope refers to a mixture of Eastern and Western stylistic elements for both the decoration and shape.[2] The style held particular favour during the Rococo period and the court of Louis XV,[3] with which its fanciful, ornate and idyllic imagery is commonly associated.

Chinoiserie as noted above is not new, the trend behaves like most styles in that it evolves over time to suit our way of living.  The Chinese and Japanese depicted their history much in the…

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