4.19.2012

Marcel Vertes


While browsing the Met's archive I came across these playful designs by Marcel Vertes. I love vintage textile artwork painted in gouache.  Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) was a Hungarian costume designer known for his work on the film Moulin Rouge.  I love how whimsical and rather curious these pieces are, especially the ones that look like leaves or flowers with little faces on them.

4 comments:

  1. The third one from the top is stunning...the colors are so on-trend now! The man was ahead of his time, I can totally see these prints on dresses and scarves in stores today. Lovely post :)

    <3 Kate
    www.theforgetfulwife.com

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  2. Love the third and fourth ones. These are just incredible!

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  3. i absolutely love 1, 3 & 4...so gorgeous!!! i always love meeting these fabulous designers/artists through you! you are kind of like my library in that category :) thanks for that! XO brynn

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