I am enjoying a lot this journey of transforming abstract art into stitches. Unfortunately I cannot describe my feelings about this journey or what I do here in the blog because I simply cannot. I cross stitch better than I write. So I will leave it to you to interpreter what you see here. The same when someone goes to a gallery or art exhibition and tries to figure it out what feelings were behind a painting.
Abstract cross stitch is for me recreating an old piece of art and still maintaining it authentic as the original. I use a needle and threads instead of a pencil and colors. This pattern was inspired on the Blue Horse painting by Franz Marc, one of the founders of the Blue Rider movement.
A little bit of history:
Der Blaue Reiter (The Blue Rider) was an art movement from 1911 to 1914, fundamental to Expressionism. The movement was founded by a various number of artists including Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc. They considered that the principles of the “Munich New Association of Artists”, a group Kandinsky had founded in 1909, had become too strict and traditional.
Materials used for the above pictured pattern:
- Fabric: Aida creme 28 count
- DMC threads
Until the next project!