Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus

Salon at Rue de Fleurus, Paris
  In the times of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, parisian avant-gardes of the early 20th century, artists fleurished at the Salon at 27 Rue de Fleurus.  Wouldn't it be exciting to join them for an evening?
  The May challenge for Art Quilts, Etc. was to design a piece depicting a time in the past or a time in the future.  I choose the salon at the Stein's apartment in Paris.  The Steins, Gertrude and her brother, Leo, were instrumental in supporting such artist as Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Honor√© Daumier, Henri Matisse, and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.
    I am drawn to the colors and the techniques of the early 1900 painters in Paris.  Salon at Rue de Fleurus, Paris uses the colors of Matisse's paintings (1943-1953).  The background blue and orange fabrics were machine pieced.   Matisse's women were quilted and then appliqued onto the background.

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