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Bohla, Alois
Neue Motive (New Motifs)
Passau: Bohla - Verlag Neue Motive, 1920. First edition. Loose leaf. vg to fine. Quarto Portfolio. (1) 20 plates. Original gray quarter-cloth portfolio with color illustrated paper-covered boards and black lettering on cover with decorative paper-covered back board. 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. Tasteful lines and motifs emphasize a certain timelessness." (Introduction). The designs in this collection are similar to his first publication "Neue Motive für flächendeckende Verzierung" - in part based on the same botanical patterns of nature - this work is more abstract and is broadened by the addition of modern animal motifs. The transition from Jugendstil to … [Click Below for Full Description]
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