Abstract Art Snippet

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 2 February 2017 | 0 Comments

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Elizabeth Barton's online workshop - Abstract Art For QuiltmakersAn extract from Lesson Three:

"In this lesson, we're examining the methods used by abstract painters in some depth. Last week we looked at simple construction paper collage techniques for design based on some of the ideas used by the early abstractionists Sonia Delaunay and Sophie Taueber-Arp.

This week let’s consider a very different approach that many different abstract artists have used – that of a geometric approach. One of the best known geometric abstractionists is Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Like many (if not most) abstract painters, his early work was quite representational but it did emphasize the geometry – the straight lines – of the Dutch countryside and he always seemed drawn towards using primary colours. However there were, and are, many more abstract artists who love to use geometry as their main design method – and of course quiltmakers over the centuries have relied primarily on geometric designs. The traditional methods of cutting and piecing shapes lend themselves very well to this type of design."

... Elizabeth Barton
snippet from Abstract Art for Quiltmakers

Here is a video of a few of Elizabeth's amazing abstract art quilts. I hope you enjoy the show!


About Abstract Art for Quiltmakers: This class is stuffed with exercises for designing many different kinds of abstract quilts… plus a great introduction to the wonderful abstract paintings of female painters so often overlooked.  You will end up with enough designs for a whole year of quiltmaking! Read more...

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