Thursday, 10 February 2011

Chinoiserie - Chinese Style Through European Interpretation

Source: frenchstyleauthority.com Credit: Affordable Interiors
Wallpaper on canvas, handpainted, with
chinoiserie and rococo ornaments (around 1765)
From commons.wikimedia.org
Source: degournay.com
Source: blueribbondesign.blogspot.com
Source: Flickr.com (Second Hand Rose)
Source: theerrantaesthete.com
Source: stylishdinnerware.com
Source: houzz.com
Source: chinoiseriechic.blogspot.com
Source: stylecourt.blogspot.com

Source: nicolekidmanunited.invisionzone.com
Source: lingerissimi.com
Source: harpersbazaar.com
 


Chinoiserie is a French term, and signifies "Chinese-esque", referring theme in European artistic styles since the 17th century, reflecting Chinese artistic influences. Chinoiserie is characterised by the use of whimsical imagery of an imagined China, asymmetry in format and whimsical contrasts of scale, and by the attempts to imitate Chinese porcelain and use of lacquer finishes.

ChinoiserieDwellStudio Chinoiserie Full/Queen Duvet Set, PearlChinese Whispers: Chinoiserie in Britain 1650-1930Capari Cards "Chinoiserie Toile" Box of Six Note Cards and EnvelopesChinoiserie White Espresso CupMOR Cosmetics Chinoiserie: Jasmine Tea Foam Bath - Jasmine TeaMayfair Lane Happeez Clipper Chinoiserie, Assorted 3 Pack (CT3053)Chinese chinoiserie temple jar with cover - hand painted, turquoiseDreamgirl Women's Chiffon Sleepwear Babydoll with Satin Ribbon Chinoiserie Applique with Ribbon Neckband and Thong,Blk,SmallSeda France Votive Candle Set - ChinoiserieCaspari Chinoiserie Toile Accordion File, Williamsburg BronzeHand-Painted Chinoiserie Table LampImagine Flowering Willow & Lotus Petite Treat Shea Butter Handcreme- 0.33 Oz By Lollia