Plate 8 by Eugène Séguy

Séguy's notes: 1. Horaeocerus nigricornis. Madagascar; 2. Acrida miniata. Algérie; 3. Aularches miliaris. Asie; 4. Phymateus Brunneri. Afrique Tropicale; 5. Acanthodis imperialis. Asie.
(http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2015/03/19/ea_seguy_insects_history_prints_of_insects_for_art_nouveau_and_art_deco.html)


Seguy published many design folios utilizing the pochoir technique, a printing process that employs a series of stencils to lay dense and vivid color.
He produced 11 albums of illustrations and designs from the turn of the century to the 1930s.
(https://belovedlinens.net/textdesign/eugene-alain-seguy.php)


Séguy was a French entomologist who wanted to use his artistic skill to glorify the sublime beauty of nature, creating what he called a ‘world of sumptuous forms and colours.’ He then transformed these beautiful illustrations into textile designs.
(http://blog.patternbank.com/eugene-seguy-science-and-textiles/)
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