Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gail's Modern Art

While researching "modern" I discovered that the period of "modern art" covered roughly 100 years from 1870 to 1970 and first appeared after the  industrial  revolution.  Prior to that art was mainly commissioned by patrons. Artists began making art for the sake of art.  Color and abstraction  became a way of expressing the soul of the artist.  I chose Wassily Kandinsky as my inspiration for modern as 1928 was a wonderful innovative time in modern art.  The 12x12 quilt is cotton commercial fabric using raw edge appliqué and machine quilting.  Buttons and beads complete the design.   If this theme caused some consternation know that it did for me as well!  That's why it's a "challenge"!  Teehee!

13 comments:

  1. Gail, this is my favorite of your quilts so far! I absolutely love it. It captures the theme perfectly. And, YES, this theme of YOURS caused much consternation on my part!

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  2. Truly modern art feel. Well done!!

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  3. Oh my goodness Gail, this is beautiful! You obviously gave a great deal of thought to your composition. Thanks for challenging us with such a different theme! I LOVE this quilt!

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  4. What a fun quilt! Very happy. I like your use of beads and buttons.

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  5. Nicely done! It is a busy quilt with a lot going on, but it is not in disarray. The layering, buttons, beads, and quilting all flow together to make this a quilt I could look at for a long time.

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  6. What a great quilt ! I feel like I'm looking at what could be a very large abstract painting ! Your use of black and white "op art" type fabrics, and all the perfectly placed embellishments is fantastic :-D
    And... thanks for the wonderful and thought provoking challenge theme !

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  7. I love your interpretation of the theme - looks like we headed out with the same ideas to go in very different directions. I really like the movement in this composition and the embellishments add a wonderful touch - this is a very successful quilt

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  8. Well, I almost wish I had thought of modern art. This is a wonderful rendition of Kandinsky with textile influence. Well done!

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  9. Hands down...this shouts Modern! Looks like you had great fun making this quilt. You also must have a nice collection of beads and unusual buttons that work so perfectly.

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  10. What fun! Did you have it all planned out, or did the design develop as you worked on it? In any event, it is perfect for your theme word. I really like it!

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    1. I patterned it after one of Kandinskys modern art paintings. It just grew from there.

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