Release Date: 2009-06-27
Number of Patterns: 30
John James Audubon – French-American Naturalist
John James Audubon (1785-1851) meticulously painted, catalogued, and described many North America bird species in the late eighteen century. Born with an affinity towards birds, he devoted much of his life to the all aspects of them including their nests, eggs, habitat, and pictural depiction at a very high artistic standard. Our collection of patterns contains a wide selection taken from a voluminous collection of his drawings. You’ll find geese, flamingos, teals, eagles, pelicans, herons, and buzzards. There are also a few non-bird patterns including a deer and a hare.
Release Date: 2009-05-31
Number of Patterns: 31
Thomas Gainsborough – Versatile English Painter
Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) was one of the most versatile painters of 18th century Britain. He equally masterfully painted both portraits and landscapes and painted more from human observation than from formal academic rules. While portraiture was his profession landscape painting was his pleasure. Unlike many painters of his time, Gainsborough had little interest in literary or historical themes. His most famous works include The Blue Boy, Portrait of a Lady in Blue, and Mr and Mrs Andrews.
Release Date: 2009-04-28
Number of Patterns: 23
Pieter de Hooch – Dutch Interior Painter
Pieter de Hooch (1629 – 1684) was a Dutch Genre painter who is noted for his interior scenes, strong use of perspective, and accurate lighting. His works are similar to those of his Dutch contemporary, Johannes Vermeer, in both content and style. Although he initially painted soldiers and their surroundings, he turned his attention to painting genre scenes depicting Dutch domestic life. Many of these scenes include home interiors, courtyards, and gardens with women as the main characters. Our set of patterns includes his most well known scenes including At the Linen Closet, Woman with a Child in a Pantry, and Soldiers playing Cards.
Release Date: 2009-03-14
Number of Patterns: 31
Sandro Botticelli – Florentine Artist
Sandro Botticelli (1445 – 1510) was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the early part of the Renaissance. Several of his works are considered to be among the most recognized masterpieces of florentine art. He developed a highly personalized style taking the linear approach to new levels of sophistication. He spent almost all of his life working for the influential families of Florence, in particular the Medici family for whom he mostly painted portraits. Our set of patterns includes his most important works including the Adoration of the Magi, The Birth of Venus, Venus and Mars, Primavera,Portrait of a Man with a Medal, The Return of Judith, Portait of a Young Man, and The Annunciation. There are also many portraits, and several of his “Madonna and Child” paintings he completed late in his life.
Release Date: 2009-02-10
Number of Patterns: 35
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec – French Post-Impressionist
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec was a French painter in the late nineteenth century who observed and captured in his works, the Parisian nightlife of the period. His favorite scenes included circuses, nightclubs, brothels, and racetracks. Short in stature and having a propensity to drinking, Henri made the most of his short life and is most remembered for his Moulin Rouge themed paintings and posters. Our SegPlayPC collection has a broad selection of Toulouse-Lautrec’s artwork including The Toilette, Justine Dieuhl, Moulin Rouge: La Goulue, La Goulue Arriving at the Moulin Rouge, Two Women Waltzing, Yvette Guilbert, The Medical Inspection, and Ambassadeurs: Aristide Bruant.
Release Date: 2009-01-18
Number of Patterns: 30
Berthe Morisot – Female Impressionist
Berthe Morisot was a 19th century French painter in a talented group known as the Impressionists. She had a close acquaintance with Édouard Manet, another well-known impressionist painter, and married his brother, Eugene. Their daughter, Julie, became the subject of many of Berthe’s paintings. Probably because she was female, her work was undervalued for over a century. She is now considered among the most elite of the impressionists. Our SegPlayPC set contains 30 of her best works, which demonstrate her focus on the intimacy of family and domestic life. We’ve included The Cradle, Grain Field, The Harbor at Lorient, Chasing Butterflies, Summer Day, Young Girl with Cage, The Cheval Glass, The Dining Room, Mother and Sister of the Artist Reading and Woman at her Toilet.