Today I will show you the last part of quilts inspired by great artists.
by Erni Genswaider, Austria
Click here for the inspiring painting by Wassily Kandinsky.
Marbled silk, silk satin, cotton satin. Sewn and quilted by hand and machine.
Artist’s statement: Some time ago I travelled through the Baltic states and on to St. Peterburg in Russia. I was fascinated by the abundance of art to be seen there (not only in the Hermitage Museum). So I decided to choose a Russian artist for this challenge and this led me to Wassily Kandinsky. I am fascinated by how he uses the geometric forms. I combined Kandinsky and my love for silk painting in this quilt.
by Renata Mocnik, Slovenia
Click here for the inspiring painting by Gustav Klimt.
Hand appliquéd, sewn and quilted by machine.
Artist’s statement: I am impressed by the expressiveness of Gustav Klimt and that’s why I have chosen him as my inspiring artist. I am deeply touched by his work “The Kiss”. Love and passion on one side and trust and sensitivity on the other. I tried to express my emotions in this quilt. The male and the female part are connected by love and passion, symbolized by the red linie in der middle. The two ellipses symbolize two hearts and although there are two people and therefore two hearts they are united into one harmonic piece. “To be one” is accentuated by one head which symbolizes the spiritual. “Gustav und ich” symbolizes the duality of man and woman, who reach perfection when combined.
by Margot Woitzel, Germany
Click here for the inspiring painting by Paul Klee.
Cotton. Sewn and quilted by hand.
Artist’s statement: Paul Klee is one of my favorite painters. I bought a poster with his painting “Feuer bei Vollmond” (painted 1933) years ago and it is displayed in my room since then. I always wanted to translate his work into fabric. I was challenged by the irregular geometric forms and the dynamic colors introduced by Paul Klee to create a painting which is at the same time quiet and electrifying.
by Lore Cornelius, Germany
Click here for the inspiring painting by Graham Sutherland.
Cotton, organza and ribbons. Sewn, embroidered and quilted by machine.
Artist’s statement: I love the work of Graham Sutherland since I studied grafic design a long time ago. When I close my eyes I can still see his painting in the Tate Gallery, London. I tried to capture the rhythmic movements of his painting.
by Janine Vaney-Ischer, Switzerland
Click here for a painting by Viktor Vasarely.
Hand-dyed cotton. Sewn and quilted by machine.
Artist’s statement: I am fascinated by the way Viktor Vasarely and other Op-Art artists show the illusion of movement by distorting shapes. So I tried to express movement with fabric. I liked the way how simple squares when rotated bit by bit lead to a three-dimensional picture. I tried to intensify this effect with my use of colors. I see my quilt as an experiment to make something new out of a traditional patchwork pattern.
by Gerda Flick, Germany
Click here for the inspiring painting.
Cotton, silk and wool. Sewn and appliquéd by machine, crocheted, hand-quilted.
Artist’s statement: This quilt is a memory quilt, dedicated to a neighbour who died at the age of 43. Because she loved to sail I chose the painting “Auf dem Segler” (“On the Sailboat”) by Caspar David Friedrich (1818) as the inspiring art. The borders are from a silk scarf by Hermés that she cut up for patchwork shortly before her death.
This was the last part of the series Old Masters – New Quilts. I hope you liked the quilts and if you got inspired to make a quilt yourself based on a painting please let me know or – even better – share a picture of it on the Quiltartnews Facebook page www.facebook.com/Quiltartnews.