Release Date: 2015-01-31
Number of Patterns: 31
Franz Marc – German Expressionist Painter
Franz Marc (1880 1916) was a German Impressionist Painter who was a founding member of the Der Blaue Reiter. This journal included group of artists who formed an expressionism movement in Germany. Most of work involves animals in natural settings as a subject matter, and is characterized by bright primary colors in a cubist style. His works show a strong sense of emotion. His use of color forms a predictable pattern: the color blue was used to portray masculinity and spirituality, yellow was used to represent feminine joy, and red was used to indicate the sound of violence. In his later years, during World War 1, Marc enlisted in the German army and was involved with military camouflage. Our set of Franz Marc patterns includes many of his animal images including Blue Horse 1, The Large Blue Horses, Dead Deer, The Yellow Cow, Blue Black Fox, The Waterfall, Siberian Sheepdogs, Animals in a Landscape, Mandrill, Two Horses in Front of a Red Rock, and The Little Blue Horses. Theres also a self portrait included.
Release Date: 2015-01-18
Number of Patterns: 21
Monkeys are classified as primates of whom there are 260 known species. They are typically tree dwelling though some live on the ground. They are active in the day and generally considered to be intelligent. The two major types of monkeys are New World Monkeys (Central and South America) and Old World (Africa and Asia) monkeys. Monkeys also have tails, which apes such as gibbons, orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and humans do not. Popular types of monkeys include Squirrel, Macaque, Capuchins, Howler, Spider, Woolly, Owl, Marmosets, Tamarins, Givet, Green, Silver, Blue, Roloway, Vervet, Mona, and Mandrill. You find many great photographic patterns of expressive monkeys in this set including Capachin, Japanese Macaque, Mona Monkey, Grivet Monkey, Golden Lion Tamarin, Mandrill, Black Howler, and Squirrel Monkey.
Release Date: 2014-12-30
Number of Patterns: 31
Émile Bernard – French Symbolist Painter
Émile Bernard (1868-1941) was a French Post-Impressionist painter who is associated with the Cloisonnism and Synthetism art movements. Émile was friends with other influential artists of the period including Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Paul Gaugin, and Vincent van Gogh who jointly influenced each other. In 1891 he joined a group of Symbolist painters that included Odilon Redon and Ferdinand Hodler. Symbolist is a movement that is a reaction against realism and naturalism and emphasized spirituality, imagination, and dreams. Bernards style of painting involved bold forms and dark contours and some geometric tendencies in an effort to simplify nature. Our set of Émile Bernard patterns includes several self portraits, portraits, still lives, and numerous Breton themed patterns. These include Yellow Tree, Spanish Musicians, Portrait of Marie Lemasson, African, Breton Women in a Green Pasture, Portrait of my Sister Madeleine, Brothel Scene for Vincent, The Buckwheat Harvest, Portrait of Madame Schuffenecker, Apple Carrier, and Harvest by the Sea.
Release Date: 2014-12-28
Number of Patterns: 20
Candles are blocks of wax with an embedded wick. The wick is lit which allows the candle to become ignited and provide light and heat. Once lit, the flame provides sufficient heat to keep the candle burning. Historically candles were also used as a method of keeping time. The wick greatly influences how the candle burns depending on the wicks diameter, stiffness, fire resistance, and tethering. Candles can be held in various devices to position and carry them. Our candle patterns as based on photographs of various uses of candles providing romantic settings, on birthday cakes, and in religious/holiday services. Youll find patterns with detailed flames, glowing hands and faces, and smoke.
Release Date: 2014-11-30
Number of Patterns: 30
Alfred Stevens – Belgian Painter
Alfred Stevens (1823 1906) was a Belgian painter was the son of an art collector. He developed a conventional naturalistic style influenced by 17th century Dutch genre painting. He also studied works by painters such as Gerard ter Borch and Gabriel Metsu. He influenced social attitudes towards the poor with a work titled What is called Vagrancy. Many of his works use elegant modern woman as subjects. He also painted several works using a fashionable taste called japonisme which Stevens was an early enthusiast. Our pattern set collection contains many of Alfred Stevens most recognized works including The Bath, The Japanese Parisian, What is called Vagrancy, Portrait of Mrs. Howe, Woman in a Straw Hat, Woman Wearing a Bracelet, Reveil, Woman in Pink, New from Afar, and Lady at a Window Feeding Birds.
Release Date: 2014-11-15
Number of Patterns: 20
Elephants are large mammals living primarily in Africa and South Asia. There are two species which are recognized: the African elephant and the Asian elephant. Their distinct features include a long trunk, tucks, large ear flaps, and pillar-like legs. Their trunk serves many purposes including breathing, lifting water, and grasping objects. African elephants have a more grayish skin pigment, while Asian elephants have a more brownish pigment. Our Elephant pattern set includes many photographs of elephants in their nature settings standing in grassy fields, dirt roads, and reflecting in water ponds. There are a few baby elephant patterns and several detailed gray scale patterns.