Release Date: 2009-12-27
Number of Patterns: 38
Ingres – French Neoclassical and Portrait Painter
Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867) was a French Neoclassical Painter who was also a master of painting portraits. His self view was that of a guardian and conservator of the past style of art forms. In reality, his art style which utilized distortions of form and style, particularly with his numerous portraits, serve as a precursor to modern art. Our pattern collection contains many examples of his neoclassical works including Oedipus and the Sphinx, Jupiter and Thetis, and The Source. We’ve also included many of his portraits including Madame Rivere, Madame Aymon, Mme. Moitessier, Louis-François Bertin, François Marius Granet, Edme-François-Joseph Bochet, and Jean Baptiste Desdeban.
Release Date: 2009-11-30
Number of Patterns: 48
Claude Monet – Founder of French Impressionism
Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a founder of an artist movement known as Impressionist painting. In fact, the term Impressionism is derived from the title of one of his paintings ‘Impression, Sunrise’ which was done in 1872. His wife’s name was Camlile and she was the subject of several of his paintings (The Woman in the Green Dress, The Woman in the Garden, The Red Kerchief) as was his first son Jean (Hobby Horse). He lived in various cities throughout his live including Paris, Normandy, London, Vétheuil, Vernon, and Giverny where many of his well-known garden scenes were painted. Our pattern set includes a vast selection of Monet’s art pieces and series. You’ll find many well known paintings including Impression, Sunrise, Woman in the Green Dress, Houses of Parliament, Haystacks, Water Lilies, Nympheas, Rouen Cathedral, and Bouquet of Sunflowers. There’s also a self-portrait of Monet included in this large set.
Release Date: 2009-08-29
Number of Patterns: 37
Frans Hals – Dutch Portrait Painter
Frans Hals (1580-1666) was a Dutch Golden Age painter who is best known for his many portrait paintings. His style is noted for a loose brush style and also helped evolve the 17th century group portraiture. He lived most of his life in the city of Haarlem, where his talents for painting were greatly in demand, particularly by wealthy citizens. Our collection of patterns contains many of his most recognizable paintings including Jester with a Lute, Portrait of René Descartes, Pieter van dem Broecke, Malle Babbe, Marriage Portrait of Isaac Massa, Two Boys Singing, and The Laughing Cavalier.
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Number of Patterns: 38
Peter Paul Rubens – Flemish Baroque Painter
Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) was a Flemish Baroque Painter living in Antwerp. He was a proponent of the Flemish art style, which included movement, color, and sensuality. He is well known for his religious altarpieces, portraits, landscapes, and history paintings of mythological and allegorical subjects. His travels to Italy and Spain allowed him to be influenced by other masters including Titian, Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci. Our collection of patterns includes Honeysuckle Bower, The Elevation of the Cross, Venus at the Mirror, and Prometheus Bound.
Release Date: 2009-10-27
Number of Patterns: 21
Artemisia Gentileschi – Italian Baroque Painter
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593 – 1653), was one of the first women artists to achieve recognition in the male-dominated world of post-Renaissance art. She was the first woman to paint major historical and religious scenarios, especially in an era when women painters were not easily accepted by the artistic community. She unfortunately is also known for being a rape victim in a well-publicized trial in 1612, an event that later affected her painting style and themes. Our patterns show nearly all of her well recognized works including Susanna and the Elders, Judith Slaying Holofernes, Danaë, Saint Cecilia, and several self-portraits including Self Portrait as a Female Martyr.
Release Date: 2009-07-25
Number of Patterns: 24
George Catlin – Painter of American Indians
George Catlin (1796-1872) was an American painter who traveled throughout the Americas and painted many portraits of American Indians. At the beginning of his career after a stint as a lawyer, he traveled with William Clark into Native American territory. He eventually visited up to 50 different tribes at a time when they were untouched by European civilization. His lifetime collection of art works total over 500 accompanied by over 700 sketches. Our collection of patterns contains a great many of his portraits of male and female Indian chiefs, warriors, braves, medicine men, and ball players. There are also patterns with buffalos, horses, and a river landscape.