Release Date: 2010-06-30
Number of Patterns: 25
Joseph Mallord William Turner – Painter of Light
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775 – 1851) was a controversial English landscape painter. His eccentric style matched his subjects – shipwrecks, fires, natural catastrophes, as well as natural phenomena such as sunlight, storms, rain, and fog. The significance of light to Turner resembled God’s spirit. In his later paintings he concentrated on the play of light on water and the radiances of skies and fires, almost to an Impressionistic style. Our collection of Joseph Mallord William Turner patterns includes many examples of his style including The Fighting Temeraire, The Shipwreck of the Minotaur, Snow Storm, The Grand Canal, Peace – Burial at Sea, and Rain, Steam and Speed .
Release Date: 2010-05-31
Number of Patterns: 27
Henri Rousseau – French Naïve Post-Impressionist Painter
Henri Rousseau (1844-1910) was a French Post-Impressionist painter whose work is characterized by the term “Naïve” which implies art without a formal training or degree. Rousseau was only recognized for his self-taught generous after years of criticism for his non-serious, childish art style. One of his more popular scenes is that of jungles, yet he never left his native France to see one in person. A particular style that he invented is that of a portrait landscape which combines a view of a favorite pa
Release Date: 2010-04-29
Number of Patterns: 35
Caravaggio – Italian Master of Lighting
Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) was an Italian painter who is best known for his dramatic use of lighting. His mastering of “Chiaroscuro”, a technique of using strong contrasts between light and dark to achieve volume, made the style distinctive among his works. Caravaggio had a quarrelsome nature, which caused his some trouble in his life. His paintings were frequently of religious themes, along with numerous still lives and portraits. Our pattern set contains most of his most notable wor
Release Date: 2010-03-28
Number of Patterns: 37
Gustave Courbet – French Realist Painter
Jean Désiré Gustave Courbet (1819 – 1877) was a French painter who led the Realist movement which bridged the Romantic and Impressionist movements.
Courbet boldly addressed controversial subjects in his time including the depiction of peasant life, the working conditions of the poor, and various sexual topics. He was a painter of figurative compositions, landscapes, seascapes, and still-lifes. Our collection of Courbet patterns includes his most important ones including The Desperate Man, A Burial at Ornans, The Artist’s Studio, The Stone Breakers, Wounded Man, The Wrestlers, Self Portrait with a Black Dog, and The Peasants of Flagey Returning from the Fair.
Release Date: 2010-02-25
Number of Patterns: 22
Pieter Bruegel the Elder – Netherlandish Renaissance Painter
Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c.1525 – 1569) was a Netherlandish Renaissance painter who was best known for his detailed landscapes and peasant scenes. He earned the nickname “Peasant Bruegel for his alleged practice of dressing as a peasant to mingle at weddings and other community celebrations, just to gain an insight for creating details in his paintings. In his landscapes he created stories of peasants engaging in the rituals of village life including agriculture, hunts, meals, festivals, dances, and gam
Release Date: 2010-01-23
Number of Patterns: 42
Thomas Eakins – America’s Master of Realism
Thomas Cowperthwait Eakins (1844-1916) was an American painter who is best known for his realistic depictions of the male body. Eakins’s quest for realism led him to study anatomy and apply his research to creating works with dark lighting and realistic depictions. He endured much public scorn in his early years for his obsession with the male figure, however was recognized as a great master towards the end of his life. Our pattern set includes a self portrait, several sculling and wrestling scenes. His most recognized works including The Swimming Hole, The Gross Clinic, Baby at Play, and The Agnew Clinic are also included. There are also many portraits included such as Miss Amelia Van Buren, Portrait of Maud Cook, Maybelle, Lucy Lewis, Weda Cook, Alice Kurtz, and Walt Whitman.