Friday, August 12

Knitting and embroidering famous painting masterpieces

The group "The Materialistics" based in UK have recreated 50 masterpieces that enchanted the world. Works of famous artists like Kandinsky, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, Vermeer, Piet Mondrian, Rossetti, Klimt, Picasso, Munch were redone through knitting, embroidery and crochet and started being exhibited last November at The Customs House in South Shields, has been presented in other cities and is gaining international recognition.
They name the creations based on the original title so "The Scream" by Munch is turned into "The Seam"; "Girl with Pearl earring by Vermeer" recreated becomes " Girl with the Purled Earring" and so on.
Some of the recreations are done in weeks but others can take months.
Executive director Ray Spencer said: “Our work with The Materialistics stems from our belief art should be inclusive, not elitist."


Saru Singhal said...

This must be a visual treat...I know someone from my hometown who makes portraits with embroidery.

Ana said...

visual treat?
I didn't understand.

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