Claude Monet Impressionist Painting

Different Strokes: Monet & Matisse-Inspired Patterns

Impressionist and Fauvist artworks must be on the mind of textile & wallpaper designers right now, because they’re turning out beautiful patterns that evoke the work of Monet & Matisse. Check out these art-inspired designs:

Claude Monet’s artwork is of the Impressionist genre, which was characterized by a series of thin brushstrokes of color. These strokes took precedence over lines and contours and created the appearance of movement.  Here, one of Monet’s several versions of The Waterlily Pond depicts a small stream on his land.

Claude Monet Waterlily Pond Painting Impressionist
Claude Monet, The Waterlily Pond, 1897
Tres Tintas Wallpaper - Vergel 2006-1
Tres Tintas Wallpaper – Vergel – 1
Tres Tintas Wallpaper - Daks 2000-3
Tres Tintas Wallpaper – Daks – 3
Clarence House Fabric - Jaipur - Blues 34455-3
Clarence House Fabric – Jaipur – Blues
Cole & Son Wallpaper - Summer Lily - Blue/Aqua/Pearl  CS 95-4024
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Summer Lily – Blue/Aqua/Pearl

Here, Monet uses bolder color and thicker brush strokes to convey a vibrant flower garden.

Claude Monet Impressionist Painting
Claude Monet, The Iris Garden at Giverny
Clarence House Fabric - Andros - Multi
Clarence House Fabric – Andros – Multi
Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Summer Bloom GB 50-300
Graham & Brown Wallpaper – Summer Bloom
Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Fabulous - Peal/Teal by Julien MacDonald GB 31-159Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Fabulous - Peal/Teal by Julien MacDonald GB 31-159
Graham & Brown Wallpaper – Fabulous – Peal/Teal by Julien MacDonald
Clarence House Fabric - Paradisea - Albicocca 6413295J-1
Clarence House Fabric – Paradisea – Albicocca

Matisse

An artist of wide range and ability, Henri Matisse is known for his bold combinations of colors and is considered one of the foremost figures in modern art. His famous ceramic piece, La Gerbe, reflects previous works made with bright paper cutouts. Several fabric and wallpaper designers have been inspired by this piece and created patterns that pay homage to it.

Henri Matisse Painting - La Gerbe, 1953
Henri Matisse, La Gerbe
Schumacher Fabric - Ode to Matisse - Punch 174950
Schumacher Fabric – Ode to Matisse – Punch
Schumacher Fabric - Ode to Matisse - Leaf Ocean 174951
Schumacher Fabric – Ode to Matisse – Leaf Ocean
Quadrille Wallpaper - Arbre De Matissa Reverse - French Blue On Off White 2030-04WP
Quadrille Wallpaper – Arbre De Matissa Reverse – French Blue On Off White 2030-04WP
Robert Allen Fabric - Matisse Floral - Slate Blue
Robert Allen Fabric – Matisse Floral – Slate Blue

Many of Matisse’s works were classified into a new genre called Fauvism. Meaning “wild beast,” this genre pulled from Impressionism, and used strong, explicit brush strokes and intense color. Matisse’s painting The Moulade is a prime example of this.

Henri Matisse Painting - The Moulade, 1906
Henri Matisse, The Moulade
Graham & Brown Wallpaper - Juju - Blue & Green by AphroChic GB 0046
Graham & Brown Wallpaper – Juju – Blue & Green by AphroChic
Robert Allen Fabric - Avoca - KelpRobert Allen Fabric - Avoca - Kelp
Robert Allen Fabric – Avoca – Kelp

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