Fruit Wallpaper by William Morris

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William Morris was a British Designer, writer and campaigner. Among his most influential work was a series of wallpapers he designed in the 1860s and 1870s. Fruit, one of the earliest, is an arrangement of pomegranate, orange, lime, and peach tree branches, all bearing leaves, fruit, and flowers, It was strikingly different from Victorian wallpapers popular at the time because the pattern was treated in a flattened, stylized fashion, with the shading that most contemporary wallpaper designs look three dimensional, and set against a light background (Wilkinson P. (2013), Great Design).

 

 

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