Thursday, 31 August 2017

Look Mum - no bling

Oh dear, what to do with Klimt whose work provides us with so many ready made quilting patterns!  I frequently use a free cut version of the cobblestone block shape that appears in his Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer and I lingered there a while and also looked hard at the Three Ages of Woman but decided that I couldn't do that particular title justice.

Whilst endlessly scrolling through images and interpretations on the web and my own PC I remembered a photo that I had of an eraser print by Margaret Cooter.  The original was made from carved Staedtler Mars Erasers which are 23mm x 65mm to give you a sense of the scale.





The subdivided sections put me in mind of this section of 'The Kiss'' from which I took my colour palette. Whilst I like his use of grey here, when I tried to replicate this in fabric it seemed to flatten the piece so in the end I stuck with yellows, albeit some of them quite greyed, and black.


And yes, I totally avoided any suggestion of gold, hence the title. I'm not averse to a bit of bling but it just didn't seem necessary here:





9 comments:

  1. A beautiful interpretation that stands well on its own.

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  2. Lovely Linda. It's well balanced in it's design and use of colour. A great interpretation!

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  3. Again great idea using a section of to interpret. No gold needed. Stunning in its own right. Love the quilting.

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  4. Great story, great quilt - love the colours. It's welcome to live in my house, should you tire of it. ☺️

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  5. A really good design and interpretation and I really like the colours and your quilting brings the whole piece together. The pieces of black create a striking balance to the whole composition. Great idea to use just a section of his work.

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  6. What a clever way to use elements of Klimt's work . It is undeniably Klimt but stands on its own merits . Well done . Rosemary

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  7. Knock out clever!! So beautifully composed and balanced. Who needs gold. Quilting adds so much to the design overall.
    Hilary

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  8. You have managed to reflect Klimt's pattern and colour with a simple design and without gold, yet it still looks rich. If Mai-Britt changes her mind, I'll give it a home!

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  9. I love the simplicity and combination of colors! The quilting of spirals create a focal point and gives it the Klimt "persona"! How creative!

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