Release Date: 2010-10-09
Number of Patterns: 25
Halloween is a popular holiday celebrated on October 31. Although it has roots with the Christian holiday of All Saints’ Day, Halloween is not a religious celebration. Activities associated with Halloween include trick-or-treating, wearing costumes, carving jack-o’-lanterns, attending bon fires, apple bobbing, and visiting haunted houses. Our set of Halloween Scene patterns includes many illustrations of witches, black cats, vampires, mummies, grave yards, and pumpkins. Happy Halloween!
Release Date: 2010-09-25
Number of Patterns: 23
Francisco Zurbarán – The Spanish Caravaggio
Francisco Zurbarán (1598 – 1664) was a Spanish Painter who is primarily known for his religious oriented works of art which were depicted using a realistic style called chiaroscuro (contrasting light and dark areas).. The set title lays reference to the Italian painter Caravaggio who also excelled at chiaroscuro. Another characteristic in Zurbaráns paintings is his renditions of drapes and robes. His subjects were usually a single figure of a religious theme. Our pattern set includes most of his most recognized works including Christ and the Virgin in the House of Nazareth, Saint Francis, The Death of St. Bonaventure, St. Apollonia, Madonna with Child, L’Annonciation, Agnus Dei ,Saint Serapion, Saint Rufina, The Young Virgin, and St. Casilda of Burgos. There is also a self-portrait included.
Release Date: 2010-09-12
Number of Patterns: 14
Canada is the second largest country in the world by area and its border with the United States is the longest in the world. It is technically a federation with ten provinces and three territories. The government is a parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. Both French and English are considered official languages. The word Canada is taken from an Iroquoian Indian word meaning “”village””. Our set of Canadian flags includes all ten provinces: Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Mani
Release Date: 2010-08-27
Number of Patterns: 38
Édouard Manet – Inspirer of the Impressionists
Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883) was a 19th century French Painter who helped inspire the transition from Realism to Impressionism. His two paintings “The Luncheon on the Grass” and “Olympia” are considered watershed paintings that marked the beginning of modern art. Manet broke new ground in choosing subjects which were from events in his own time (beggars, singers, actors, cafes, matadors). Our collection of patterns includes many of his well-recognized works including Music in the Tuileries, The Café Conce
Release Date: 2010-08-16
Number of Patterns: 25
Poses of Roses
A rose is a perennial flower or shrub that comes in many species and colors. There is also a range of sizes for roses from miniature roses to climbers that reach over 15 feet. They are characterized with a delightful fragrance, a set of colorful oval leaves, and a prickly stem. There is an edible side to roses: they have edible fruit, rose oil is used for cooking, rose hips are used for jellies and jams, and rose syrup is used for scones and marshmallows. Our set of Rose patterns contains many images of colored roses, many taken from a macro camera lens in various close up positions. You’ll also find gorgeous pictures of roses in vases as well as in the garden.
Release Date: 2010-07-31
Number of Patterns: 26
Domenico Ghirlandaio – Florentine Painter
Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449 – 1494) was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence who used a grand and decorous style to depict figures with realistic shading and dimensionality. He is commonly given credit for being the teacher of Michelangelo. Our set contains many of his works including a self portrait taken from a detail in his “Adoration of the Magi” painting. Other paintings included in the set are Giovanna Tornabuoni, Portrait of a Girl, Jerome in His Study, Madonna and Child Enthroned with Sai