Abstract art into stitches – The blue horse

Abstract art into stitches

I am enjoying a lot this journey of transforming abstract art into stitches. Unfortunately I cannot describe my feelings about this journey. I cross stitch better than I write. So I will leave it to you to interpret 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.

The blue horse I by Franc Marc

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.

the blue horse  in cross stitch
The blue horse I in cross stitch

Materials used for the above pictured pattern:

  • Fabric: Aida creme 28 count
  • DMC threads

You can get this cross stitch pattern here.

Until the next project!

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