Release Date: 2007-08-01
Number of Patterns: 25
Edgar Degas – Modern Artist, par excellence
Edgar Degas (1834-1917) was a original French artist who detoured from the Impressionist style, and experimented with realism, off-center compositions, cropping, color, and form. His favorite subjects included dancers, café life, horses, and women in non-traditional poses (bathing, combing hair and doing laundry). Our SegPlayPC collection contains 25 patterns of his most recognizable works including ‘The Bellelli Family’, ‘In the Orchestra Pit’, ‘Absinthe’, ‘Miss Lala at the Circus’, ‘Women Ironing’, ‘Race Horses’, ‘Place de la Concorde’, and ‘The Tub’.
Release Date: 2008-12-20
Number of Patterns: 34
Edward Bannister – African American Artist
Edward M. Bannister (1828 – 1901) was an African American artist in the late 19th century whose works focused on landscapes and seascapes, with an emphasis on pastoral subject matter. Although well known in his adopted home of Providence, Rhode Island, his talents were forgotten for over a century due to among other reasons, racial prejudice. We’ve pulled together a large collection of his works in this pattern set. There are some of his more recognized works included (Driving Home the Cows, The Doryman, Approaching Storm, Sabin Point). There are also many other examples of his landscape works, and also some still lifes, and a few portraits.
Release Date: 2007-06-10
Number of Patterns: 26
El Greco – European Mannerist
El Greco was considered the architect of the Spanish Renaissance, blending his Greek heritage with his Italian homeland, and Spanish emigration. The SegPlayPC pattern set for El Greco contains 25 patterns created from his most well known paintings filled with elongated figures and iconic symbols. There are many portraits of Popes, Cardinals, a Friar, Antonio Covarrubias, Julije Klovic, an unknown Lady, and a self portrait. Also included are his numerous religious interpretations (The Spoliation, The Holy Family, Annunciation, Via Crucis, Saint John the Evangelist, Apostles Peter and Paul, and the Repentant Peter), and a landscape (View of Toledo).
Release Date: 2014-11-15
Number of Patterns: 20
Elephants are large mammals living primarily in Africa and South Asia. There are two species which are recognized: the African elephant and the Asian elephant. Their distinct features include a long trunk, tucks, large ear flaps, and pillar-like legs. Their trunk serves many purposes including breathing, lifting water, and grasping objects. African elephants have a more grayish skin pigment, while Asian elephants have a more brownish pigment. Our Elephant pattern set includes many photographs of elephants in their nature settings standing in grassy fields, dirt roads, and reflecting in water ponds. There are a few baby elephant patterns and several detailed gray scale patterns.
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: 2013-01-30
Number of Patterns: 44
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner – German Expressionist Painter
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) was a German Expressionist Painter and involved with the foundation of Expressionism in 20th century art. Trained as an architect, Ernst founded an artist group known as ‘The Bridge’, which was mandated with ignoring the traditional academic style of painting and finding a new way to express artistic styles. This bohemian group overthrew social conventions and was accepting of nudity, and other freedoms from established forces. The unconventional lifestyle allowed Ernst to express his artistic talents in a radically new format from established art styles. Our pattern set includes many of his known works including Marzella, Self Portrait as a Solider, Tavern, Nollendorfplatz, Erna, Fränzi in front of a Carved Chair, Bridge at the Mouth of the Weisseritz, Dr. Alfred Döblin, and Czardas Dancers.