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Latest Love: Alexander Gorlizki

Lovin the works on paper by New York-based artist Alexander Gorlizki, often no bigger than a sheet of notebook paper, and each stunningly intricate. Each piece is delicately rendered using single-hair brushes and hand-ground pigments then highlighted with gold leaf. Drawing upon the traditions of Indian-miniature-style watercolors and manuscript illumination, Gorlizki’s surreal and whimsical works depict miniature scenes upon intricate patterns inspired by sources varying from Central Asian textiles to Victorian wallpaper.

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Wallpaper

Raoul Dufy (French, 1877-1953)
La promenade au bois, 1919
Gouache on paper

Though I live in a rental, and can’t go wild decorating quite yet, I can’t wait to join in the return of wallpaper. There are so many beautiful options out there nowadays, for any room—a moonlit nursery, graphic closet, a blooming entry, or perhaps a little faux-architectural detail or a stunning accent wall. Can you imagine a Dufy-papered room??

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