The second biggest museum in UK changes its artworks in to phone cases.(Part Two)
William Morris’s Artwork
William Morris said that don’t put anything ugly and useless at home.This classical wisdom has influenced the whole British consumers’ value in 20th century.
Morris is detail oriented. His works are based on endless nature, and he pursues delicate and perfect design as well.The derivatives of Morris’s works have been on top of sale
leaderboard in the V&A museum shop.
Another kind of phone case uses a new picture which was created based on the original artwork Strawberry Thieves.
The surface of phone cases uses micro relief so that when you touch it you will feel warm and smooth.
Every phone case requires workers to stick patterns and wipe oil over the surface which is a great test for the quality of printing and handicraft. So, even though the two phone cases have similar patterns, the positions of them are tiny different.
William Morris’s Artwork
Classical Jazz is William Morris’s another artwork.
Lady Humphrey Worde is the British writer of popular novels who said that I require my literary and creation should lead the era, and so should my art decorations. This is the reason why I love William Morris’s designs.
The phone cases combine micro relief and patterns perfectly.
It seems the beautiful moment when that flowers are scattering.
The Owen Jones’s Artwork
Owen Jones was an architect who designed “crystal palace” which the world exposition in 1851 was held in. Over 6.2 million people came to visit the palace in 1851 and more than 13 thousand exhibits from all over the world were showed.
V&A Museum was built based on this exposition.
Owen Jones’s wisdom is that colors are more important than shapes as souls are more important than bodies. He appreciates Chinese art decorations and has written a book named Chinese Patterns which is an essential book in artists’ studies.
Many changing phantoscope-patterns have the stable hexagon structure which seems imply endless possibility and you love them forever.
The Top Branches of Olive
The Charles Voysey’s Artwork
As to Charles Voysey, William Morris is his teacher and his friend. Voysey was deeply influenced by Morris’s conciseness and preciseness and developed his own innovative ideas - tiny and real happiness. ( The idea may be the earliest concept about tiny and real happiness.)
Voysey said that no matter how trivial the details are, they deserve to be noticed.
He always changed objects into complanation at the most extent and cut off unnecessary shadows to design active and vivid works.
The delicate details of micro relief of phone cases named The Top Branches of Olive coincide with Voysey’s concepts.
When you carry the phone case with you, it seems that spring is around you.
No matter how you match, it makes you look spiritual and elegant.
The work of British Cotton Printing Association
“Industrial-design movements” had a big influence on British cottonocracy.
Surfer is the British design pattern in 20th century. Its maker CPA is one of the biggest textile companies in Britain and it is the inventor of polyester fibre.
The whole pattern combines flowing lines and geometry color-lumps. It contains the design concept of simple aesthetic and shows much youthful-vigor style. Moreover, the pattern also contains print elements of Ukiyou-e
This is the micro-relief product of Surfer phone-case.
The artworks, patterns and creators of this series of six phone-cases are the most representative in the “art-crafts movements”
So, the serie of phone cases wins the nickname the masterpieces serie of art-crafts movements.
In the art movements in the latter half of the 19th century, artists said that compared with cold batch-products produced by big industries, we should embrace the poetry of handicrafts with human’s temperature. No matter how the era has changed, the beauty-appreciation, the inspiration of aesthetic creations and the temperature of handiworks are irreplaceable forever.