Release Date: 2013-01-30
Number of Patterns: 44
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – German Expressionist Painter
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) was a German Expressionist Painter and involved with the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art. Trained as an architect, Ernst founded an artist group known as ‘The Bridge’, which was mandated with ignoring the traditional academic style of painting and finding a new way to express artistic styles. This bohemian group overthrew social conventions and was accepting of nudity, and other freedoms from established forces. The unconventional lifestyle allowed Ernst to express his artistic talents in a radically new format from established art styles. Our pattern set includes many of his known works including Marzella, Self Portrait as a Solider, Tavern, Nollendorfplatz, Erna, Fränzi in front of a Carved Chair, Bridge at the Mouth of the Weisseritz, Dr. Alfred Döblin, and Czardas Dancers.
Release Date: 2012-12-30
Number of Patterns: 30
Juan Gris – Spanish Cubist Artist
Juan Gris (1887-1927) was a Spanish painter and sculptor who is most commonly associated with the Cubist movement of the early 20th century. In Cubism, art pieces are broken up into pieces and then reassembled in an abstracted form to allow them to be viewed from multiple viewports. Juan was close friends with another Cubist painter, Pablo Picasso, but instead focused on synthetic cubism where objects were no longer recognizable in their original form, but took on new forms. Juan experimented with different materials as well adapting a collage technique in numerous works. Our collection of patterns includes a broad sampling of his cubism style including Guitar and Pipe, Portrait of Picasso, Harlequin with Guitar, The Packet of Cigars, Violin and Checkerboard, the Bull Fighter, Landscape with Houses at Ceret, and A Man in a Café.
Release Date: 2012-12-16
Number of Patterns: 20
A Snowman is a popular snow sculpture created by rolling three large snowballs and assembling them vertically to form a base, body, and head. Design elements are then added including branches for arms, a carrot for a nose, rocks and charcoal for buttons and eyes, and even a hat, scarf, gloves or jacket as warm clothing. Snowman are popular in modern culture and traditional character in many Holiday stories and songs, including everyone’s favorite ‘Frosty the Snowman’. Our Snowman pattern set includes many illustrations of Snowman designs with scarves, hats, flags, and branches. Children are shown building snowman. The Snowman are standing still, ice skating, holding stars, birds, candy canes, and brooms, and even throwing an snow ball.
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Number of Patterns: 32
Albert Bierstadt – German-American Landscape Painter
Albert Bierstadt (1830-1902) was a German-American landscape painter. He achieved fame by joining several trips of the Westward Expansion and painting the vast landscapes in a style known as luminism, characterized by glowing lights and a romantic mood. Although criticized for using enormous canvases and exaggerated lighting and coloring, his paintings were popular in their day, providing many viewers with a glance of the newly accessible American West. Our set of Albert Bierstadt patterns contains many works showing various landscape scenes including In the Sierras, Yosemite Valley, Call of the Wild, Seal Rock, Pikes Peak, Elk, The Coming Storm, Rocky Mountain Sheep, and San Francisco Bay.
Release Date: 2012-11-17
Number of Patterns: 26
The Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower is located in Paris, France. It’s a iron lattice structure built in 1889 as an entrance arch to the 1889 Worlds Fair which celebrated the centennial of the French Revolution. When it was built, it,was the tallest man made structure (320m/1050ft). It’s named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed the tower. The tower quickly became the most recognized cultural symbol of both Paris and the country of France. Our Eiffel Tower pattern set consists of many patterns created from well composed photographs of the Eiffel Tower, taken from numerous vantage points. The scenes show the Tower with different lighting, and from different angles. Some of the photographs have been stitched together from numerous photographs. There are also some unique photographs captured in black and white.
Release Date: 2012-10-28
Number of Patterns: 31
John Hoppner – English Portrait Painter
John Hoppner (1758-1810) was a English Portrait Painter who emulated the earlier style of Sir Joshua Reynolds. His talents as an artist were discovered in his childhood, and he quickly became a notable artist who many famous individuals desired to sit for. His clients included the Prince of Wales (who sat more than once), Sir Walter Scott, the Duke and Duchess of York, Sir George Beaumont, Lord Nelson, Lord Rodney, Frere, and the Duke of Wellington. Hoppners portraits were proudly displayed in St. Jamess Palace staterooms. Hoppner was best at creating images of children and women. John Hoppner is known throughout the art world as a brilliant colorist due to his genius use of vivid color in his pieces. Our pattern set for John Hoppner contains many of his loved portraits including Adam Duncan, Princess Mary, Mrs. Williams, Viscant Lascelles, Mrs Abington, Captain George Portner, The Sackville Children, Sir George Beaumont, and Anne Isabella Milbanke.