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Alexandra S. Dembitskaya

Irina V.  Rybaulina 

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Alexandra S. Dembitskaya — Senior Lecturer, Department of Decorative and Applied Arts and Textiles, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Sadovnicheskaya St., 33, p. 1, 117997 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8678-5210
E-mail: dembitskaya-as@rguk.ru.

Irina V. Rybaulina — PhD in Technology, Docent, A. N. Kosygin Russian State University (Technologies. Design. Art), Sadovnicheskaya St., 33, p. 1, 117997 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1799-469X
E-mail: rybaulina-iv@rguk.ru


History of Arts




Vol. 64


pp. 316–324


December 28, 2021

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March 05, 2022

Date of publication

June 28, 2022



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The paper identifies and describes the main ways and forms of establishment and development of geometric ornament from the canonical textile ornament to modern textile geometric patterns. The authors trace the most significant historical stages of formation and features of artistic domestic textiles. It is noted that the manufacturing period had a crucial impact on the development of domestic geometric ornament. Industrial technologies made it possible to obtain more complex ornamental compositions on the surface of the fabric compared to the printed pattern of handicraft fabrics. The study also analyzes the impact of constructivism as a new style of the early 20th century, considers geometrized propaganda textiles, which influenced the formation of new views on the creation of artistic techniques for designing geometric ornamental textile patterns and briefly, on separate examples, dwells on the stylistic trends of the middle — the second half of the 20th century, which affected the shaping of artistic and aesthetic concept of designing a modern geometric pattern. The authors pay particular attention to modern methods of designing geometric textile ornaments. It has been determined that a modern geometric ornament combines various design approaches and technologies for its application to fabric, which makes it possible to obtain completely new artistic and figurative solutions and aesthetic features of perception. The paper points out the possibilities of developing the structural organization of geometric ornamental forms in modern domestic textile design.


ornament, geometry, canon, fabric, rapport, design, geometric pattern, symmetry, motif, design.


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