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Art Inspiration in Textile Design

Textile Design - specially printing has its influence on major art Movements in the west. It would be worthwhile to understand the movements and to recognise them so that an appreciation of existing prints and designs can be taken. Here is a brief account of the movements.

Abstract Expressionism

Freely Created Abstractions


Strokes of unmixed colors to give impression of reflected light.

Pop Art

It imitated the techniques of commercial art and the styles of popular culture and mass media.


Technique of painting with tiny dots of pure colors that would blend in the users' eyes.

Art Deco

It is marked by stylised forms and geometric designs

Art Nouveau

It is characterised by stylized natural forms and sinous outlines of objects such as leaves, vines and flowers.


Industrial materials were used to construct non representational objects.


Features surfaces of geometric planes


Emphasise Artist's expression of inner experiences


Characterised by bright and nonnatural colors and simple forms.


Tries to express the energy and values of the machine age.


Emphasised extreme simplification of form and color.


Uses fantastic images and incongruous juxtapositions in order to represent unconscious thoughts and dreams.


Tried to express abstract or mystical ideas through the symbolic use of symbols.

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