The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 19, 2024



(French, 1879–1962)
Image: 27.4 x 21.4 cm (10 13/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Paper: 42.5 x 36 cm (16 3/4 x 14 3/16 in.)
Location: not on view


Laure Albin Guillot was one of the first artists in France to explore the decorative use of photography by blending art and science. Married to a specialist in microscopy, she began making photographs based on her husband's slides seen through the microscope. She published twenty of these abstract images as this artist’s book and later used related images on wallpaper, silk, and book bindings intended for luxurious interiors. These seemingly abstract designs are greatly magnified images of natural specimens, including cross-sections of rhinoceros’ horn.
  • Collection of Thérèse Bonney, Paris, France
    Chloé et Denis Ozanne Rare Books, Paris, France
    September 4, 2018
    the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Christian Bouqueret, Laure Albin Guillot ou La Volonté d’Art, Paris: Marval, 1996.
    Jeu de Paume, Laure Albin Guillot, 1879-1962: l’enjeu classique, Paris: Editions de La Martinière, 2013.
  • {{cite web|title=Irional|url=false|author=Laure Albin Guillot|year=1931|access-date=19 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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