Monday, August 23, 2010

More Milanese grill work

You may recall that the first day of the work week is “Milan Monday” for my needlepoint blog, so I coordinate the two. Today? Another example of Milanese grill work....More......

Grill work, as an “industrial art,” often already has all the superfluous scraped away, and so it is much readier to be adapted easily as a needlepoint pattern.

Because it contrasts points, diagonals, curves and straight lines, this one could be a delightful example of some of the design rules formulated by the 19th century Owen Jones, many of whose principles still seem to me valid, today.

There is a very similar example covering some grates at the central train station (for example, platform 20), but the corners have "X's" instead of the spirals, and the centers have straight, not zig-zag, lines. Thus, the design is much less interesting.

More about the central train station in a future message, or messages.

I snapped this photo on Saturday, August 21, 2010, at 1 P.M. to share with you.

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