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Bohla, Alois
Neue Motive (New Motifs). Portfolio with Twenty Jugendstil/Art Deco Plates, Complete Set of Metal Printing Plates with Hand-Colored Proof Plates and Three Drawings. The Collection contains all of the parts leading to the printing of Bohla's 2nd color portfolio of motifs from the natural world. [TWO HAND-COLORED SIGNED PROOF PLATES]
Passau, Br´┐Żnn: Verlag Neue Motive, 1920. First edition. Quarto Portfolio. (1) 20 plates. Original gray quarter cloth over color illustrated paper-covered board with black lettering on cover and decorative back cover. Printed introduction pasted to inside front cover. "Neue Motive" was printed on Bohla's behest but was not distributed for sale. Our collection contains the complete production material including metal printing plates for the earlier edition, some original artwork, printed proof plates, variant hand-colored, marked proof plates of plate one and the original portfolio with 20 lithographic plates in color, title plate and printed introduction, pasted to inside front cover. When Bohla began his second portfolio, Neue Motive, it was meant to become an inspiration for the viewer and entice him or her to be active and creative in this field. The backdrop for this work is stated in the introduction by the author: "The study of nature serves as foundation from the outset. Not to copy nature, as a trained eye sees it, was the intention, something different could be created only when considering the form of the presentation. The objective is to create studies in a beautiful rendition, the extraction of decorative forms while applying complete freedom, recording the essence while omitting all ornateness is the general guideline. Starting with the choice of motifs diligence has to be applied. Useful native plants and animals are plentiful in nature. You can find them. magnifiers and mirrors might disclose hidden allures/charms. Happy and fresh colors are to be used. Tas … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Eric Chaim Kline - Bookseller [U.S.A.]
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