E.A. Seguy’s Pochoir Butterflies

From the turn of the 20th century through the 1920s, French designer and author E.A. Seguy created a wondrous collection of colorful illustrations inspired by the natural world.

Seguy created bold, vivid images of butterflies, insects, flowers, and crystals through a technique called pochoir, which utilizes stencils as a guide for carefully adorning an image with layers of brilliant color.

A major figure in the Art Nouveau and Art Deco movements, Seguy’s intent was to create a record of exotic specimens which decorative arts designers would draw inspiration from when creating their own work. They sure inspire me…

See more of the artist’s gorgeous pochoir insects at BibliOdyssey.

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