Danish artist Christian Dalsgaard (1824-1907) was in the forefront of interpreting the folk customs and traditions of his country through the medium of visual art.
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INSIDE A RUSSIAN FAIRY TALE BEFORE THE MAGICAL CITY To create a work of art is to create the world. Wassily Kandinsky Wassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) shocked his contemporaries with his then radical abstract works, done in the beginning of the 20th century. However, earlier in his career, he created a series […]
Click on the quilt to ENLARGE it. This third installment on American quilts, spotlights the “Log Cabin” motif based on the humble homes of the pioneers who trekked across the United States. Yet these quilts were anything but modest, evident in Barn Raising Variation below, created by a mother and daughter from New […]
Click on the work of art to ENLARGE it. All my joys and all my sorrows are stitched into those little pieces….When the girls annoyed me or when they gave me a warm feeling around my heart. And John, too. He was stitched into that quilt all the 30 years we were married…So […]
Click on the paintings to ENLARGE them. She’s lost in thought, ironing away her day. Multi-colored fabrics and patterns abound in her tiny room, weaving together like the pieces of a puzzle: the patchwork coverlet on her bed to our left, the circle design of her dress, the clothes lying randomly on […]