Release Date: 2014-06-29
Number of Patterns: 26
Thomas Doughty – American Landscape Artist
Thomas Doughty (1793 1856) was an American painter of the Hudson River School, a movement of landscape artists living in New York whose artistic vision was greatly influenced by romanticism. Thomas Doughty is best known for his landscapes, painted at time where Americans were being more interested in them. Our pattern set for Thomas Doughty contains many examples of his works containing distant mountains, cloudy skies, forests, lakes and rivers, with an occasion building, human figure, and animal included. The patterns include Ruins in a Landscape, In the Catskills, White Mountains New Hampshire, Maine Seacoast, View of the Fairmount Waterworks, Scituate Beach Massachusetts, Landscape after Ruisdael, and View on the St. Croix River near Robbinston.
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Number of Patterns: 24
William Blake – English Romantic Artist
William Blake (1757 – 1827) was a English Romantic Age painter, poet, and printmaker. His wild imagination and idiosyncratic views have kept him in high regards with the art critics. He began his career as an engraver and also did relief etchings. His views on conventional religion were controversial as were his views on the 19th century “free love” movement and Age of Enlightenment philosophy. Our pattern set has most of his recognized works including “Ancient of Days”, “”Newton””, “”The Ghost of a Fle
Release Date: 2011-01-30
Number of Patterns: 24
Jan Steen – Dutch Genre Painter
Jan Steen (c. 1626 – 1679) was a Dutch genre painter of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings of Dutch family life, celebrations, and outdoor scenes are both lively and humorous. He also painted numerous portraits, religious, and historical scenes. In 1672 when the art market collapsed, Jan opened a tavern. Our pattern set includes many of his most recognized pieces including Self Portrait, The Merry Family, The Sick Woman, The Doctor’s Visit, The Dancing Couple, The Feast of St. Nicholas, The World Upside Down, The Lovesick Woman, and The Picnic.
Release Date: 2011-02-26
Number of Patterns: 47
Giovanni Bellini – Italian Renaissance Artist
Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430-1516) was an Italian Renaissance Artist who is considered to revolutionize Venetian painting with his sensuous and colorful style applied with slow drying paints. He is the best known painter from the Bellini family of painters. His early style can be described as Quattrocento, which incorporates classical art forms from Greek and Roman sculptors. His later works matured into a more progressive style and incorporated many instances of religious symbolism through natural elements. Our large set of Bellini patterns contains a wide cross section of his works. There are many versions of Madonna and Child, St. Jerome, Christ, and numerous portraits. There are also patterns of his Four Allegories (Lust, Falsehood, Fortune, and Prudence), two altarpieces (San Giobbe and San Zaccaria) and a self-portrait.
Release Date: 2011-03-26
Number of Patterns: 42
Thomas Cole – Founder of the Hudson River School
Thomas Cole (1801-1848) was an American artist who is regarded as the Founder of the Hudson River School. This school represented an art movement that emphasized realistic and detailed portraits of the American landscape with themes of romanticism and naturalism. Thomas Cole was born in England, but moved to the United States as a youth. His talents for painting were soon discovered and his works focused on landscapes. He also painted allegorical works including his famous “”The Course of Empire”” serie
Release Date: 2011-04-30
Number of Patterns: 33
Jan van Eyck – Renaissance Realist
Jan van Eyck (c. 1395 – 1441) was a Flemish painter considered to be one of the best Northern European painters of the 15th century. Because of his effective use of glazes, wet-on-wet, and other techniques, he was known as the father of oil painting. For much of his life he served as a painter and valet de chambre to Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy. Jan van Eyck produced paintings for both private clients as well as for the court. Among his most famous works is the Ghent Altarpiece, a polyptych containing many works included in our pattern set. Other paintings included are Arnolfini Portrait, Annunciation, the Stygmata of St. Francis, Portrait of a Goldsmith, Portrait of a Young Man, Portrait of a Man in a Turban, Portrait of a Man with Carnation, Portrait of Margareta van Eyck, and Portrait of Jan de Leeuw.