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Eugène Séguy – Science and Textiles


    The thing about Spring is that it brings bugs out and lots of them. I just hate ants in the house.  French entomologist ( fancy name for bug lover) Eugène Séguy loved bugs so much he illustrated them a whole bunch.  Clearly he was the Gregor Samsa of the Art Deco world.

    Eugène Séguy (1890 – 1985) was a French entomologist who published many portfolios of illustrations and designs from the turn of the century to the 1930s who worked in both the Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles. Séguy wanted to use his artistic skill to glorify the sublime beauty of nature, creating what he called a ‘world of sumptuous forms and colours.’