|Salon at Rue de Fleurus, Paris|
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, Honoré 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.