Monday, December 16, 2013

Modern Print Monday: Glasgow

I called this abstracted rose print "Glasgow" to honor designer
Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Millside Rose painting by Mackintosh

These stylized modern roses are often called Glasgow Roses or Mackintosh Roses.

In France the stylized rose was known as La Rose d'Iribe,
(Iribe's Rose), named after artist Paul Iribe, best
known for illustrating the fashions of Paul Poiret.

Poiret used many stylized roses for his trend-
setting clothing. Here his Minaret Dress from 1913

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has an impressive collection of Poiret fashion.
Click here at their search page and search for Poiret.

Poiret named a 1913 dress made in this print
"La Rose d'Iribe

The same rose that was on his label.

See more of "La Rose d'Iribe" dress at the Metropolitan Museum:
And read an essay on Poiret:

No one seems to call it a Poiret Rose although he made good use of it.

Poiret dress about 1908

The flattened rose of concentric circles or ovals became a characteristic image of early 20th-century modernism. Below two dresses by unknown designers.

Day Dress from FIDM collection
about 1923

Read more about the Rose d'Iribe by clicking here at the FIDM Museum site and scrolling down:

Dress by Madeleine Vionnet, 1925
Appliqued silk roses on tulle

Well, I digress. But you get the picture:
Stylized rose---icon of modern design.

Glasgow in Baltic Blue

Glasgow in Fauve Gold

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