Besançon, France-based creative Marianne Blanchard comes from the world of poster design and screen printing, yet she has been working mainly with paper in recent years. Blanchard draws inspiration from the Belle Epoque, the art of the 1900s, the classic rock poster design of the 60s, and their psychic charm. Experienced in graphic design and all its novelties, the creative has a great sense of composition and knows how to achieve harmony in her work.
With a certain finesse, Blanchard’s work explores the many ways of working with paper. Besides the intricate white, gold, or colored scratch map and scratchboard art, she works on a stunning series of hand-cut, drawn, and painted insects titled Paper Entomology.
With ornamental forms, decorative style, curvilinear forms, and nature-inspired motifs, Blanchard’s creations are steeped in the Art Nouveau movement.
Carefully cut with a scalpel, Blanchard’s pieces aim to reveal and explore the fragility of nature, and inspire us all to understand the importance and necessity of preserving these delicate species. With ornamental forms, decorative style, curvilinear forms, and nature-inspired motifs, Blanchard’s creations are steeped in the Art Nouveau movement. The artist is also inspired by the strange world of cabinets of curiosities and antiques that she hunts with passion. Blanchard’s work gives off a certain feeling of nostalgia, for a time period when visual arts were rich in botanical and animal motives. Her world of anachronism and entomology is intriguing and captivating. Explore more of the creative’s work by following her on Instagram.