from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An ornamenter; a decorator.


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  • The decorative designer and ornamentist seek to _suggest_ rather than to

    Line and Form (1900)

  • While planes of relief, varied form and surface, values of light and shade, and accidental characteristics are rather the object with the graphic draughtsman, typical form and structure, and recurring line and mass, are sought for by the ornamentist.

    Line and Form (1900)

  • Now the ornamentist, the designer of patterns, relies for his effect upon the use of certain planes and oppositions of tints to relieve and express his design, to emphasize its main motive, to bring out or to subdue its lines and forms.

    Line and Form (1900)

  • The little picture is a gem of painting and truth of tone, and at the same time might well suggest a charming scheme of colour to an ornamentist.

    Line and Form (1900)

  • In fact the ornamentist, being an ornamentist, naturally takes advantage of the necessity of stitching, to pattern his metallic surfaces with diaper, using often, as in the scroll in Illustration 57, a diversity of patterns, which gives at once varied texture and fanciful interest to the surface.

    Art in Needlework A Book about Embroidery

  • The centre is occupied by a number of interlacing circles, betraying no little skill on the part of the ornamentist.

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

  • As soon as stone came into use, it must have offered an irresistible temptation to the chisel of the sculptor and the ornamentist; and so we nearly always find it decorated with carvings.

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

  • They were used by the statuary and ornamentist rather than by the architect, and we cannot say for certain where they got them.

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

  • And yet when we bring these scanty vestiges together we find that enough is left to give the taste and invention of the Assyrian ornamentist a very high place in our respect.

    A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1

  • Working firstly as a wood carver and ornamentist, Nolde came to painting later in life.

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