After Le Lorrain I is one of the artworks created in response to the Waddesdon Manor collection. The variety of artworks amassed by Ferdinand de Rothschild is one of the reasons that a tour of the house is so engrossing, there is something for almost everyone. The objects range from the subtle through to the outrageous.
Victorian design is acknowledged as having indulged in an excess of ornamentation. It is known for its interpretation and eclectic revival of historic styles mixed with the introduction of Middle Eastern and Asian influences. This Victorian enthusiasm is evident throughout Waddesdon, seen in objects such as furniture, fittings, and interior decoration.
In addition to the actual artworks there is a fascinating collection of prints and drawings, including some wonderful drawings of fantastical vases and jugs by Louis-Joseph Le Lorrain, a French painter and engraver who was active in the first half of the 18th century. They feature fountains, foliage and classical sculpture all energetically captured in his
In response to these and some of the artworks from the collection, After Le Lorrain I was created using a combination of 21st century technology and traditional craftsmanship.
A 3D scan of courgette leaves from my garden and a scan of a classical dancing figure sculpture were used as the starting points and then painstakingly remodelled in Rhino 3D software. After many iterations, the final design was 3D printed.
Michael Eden 2018