Release Date: 2014-05-26
Number of Patterns: 29
Emil Carlsen – Still Life Master
Soren Emil Carlsen (1853 – 1932) was a Danish born American impressionist painter best known for his still lifes. His paintings are beautifully crafted with a focus on pastel tones. Emil focused on the ideal beauty and the beauty within the subject. His favorite objects to paint included cermaic jugs, copper pans, fruits, vegetables, and even dead fish The placement of objects within the scene is very important as large shapes are juxtaposed with small ones and outlines are often united in harmonious curves. In his later years he produced some wonderful natural scenes of ocean scenes. Weve included many examples of his works including Study in Gray, Ruby Reflections, Peonies, Still life with Fish, Girl with a Violin, Moonlit Seascape, Crashing Waves, Copper and Porcelain, Still Life with Apples, Afternoon Sunlight, Bald Head Cliff, and Quarry Wall.
Release Date: 2010-11-21
Number of Patterns: 47
John Singer Sargent – American Portrait Painter
John Singer Sargent (1856 – 1925) was a leading portrait painter of his time. Although his parents were US citizens, they left the country a few years before John was born. John was a nomadic expatriate for much of his life. His family resided in Paris but frequently traveled throughout Europe. Through the influence of his artistically talented parents, and studies at both the Academy of Florence and École des Beaux-Arts, as well as private training with several artists in Paris, John’s talents as a painter were developed. His early subject matters were landscapes; however he was influenced by his mentor, Carolus-Duran, to do portraits. Of the more than 900 oil paintings, and 2000 watercolors, our collection of patterns contains a subset of 47 well known works. These include: Spanish Dancer, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw, Frederick Law Olmsted, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, Morning Walk, Theodore Roosevelt, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, Robert Louis Stevenson, and John D. Rockerfeller.
Release Date: 2010-10-24
Number of Patterns: 36
Albrecht Dürer – Northern Renaissance Master
Albrecht Dürer (1471 – 1528) was a German artist from Nuremberg. He is generally regarded as the greatest painter of the Northern Renaissance (in Europe, outside of Italy). His talents included the use of paints, woodcuts, engraving, and watercolors. He introduced classical themes in his works and applied many theories of mathematics, perspective, and ideal proportions. He influenced a great number of painters in succeeding generations. Our collection of Albrecht Dürer patterns includes several self portraits and many examples of his styles including Saint Jerome in His Study, Knight, Death, and the Devil, Melencolia, Young Hare, Adam and Eve, Praying Hands, Great Piece of Turf, and many portraits including Oswolt Krel, Hieronymus Holzschuher, Barbara Dürer, Bernhard von Reesen, Emperor Sigismund, and Elsbeth Tucher.
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: 2010-08-27
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: 2010-07-31
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