Everyone’s favorite skirt series is back for a living interpretation of a classic painting by Jules Breton. We love to bring these old masterpieces to life. Here’s all the details about our chosen art for today, Girl Knitting. Be sure to check out what Katie of Simple Life Pattern Company, this month’s guest contributor, created. (Preview at the end of the post.)
Jules Breton was a French Realist painter. He was born in 1827 and lived a long and artistic life until 1906. He grew up as the son of land stewards for a wealthy land owner. You can see this influence in many of his pastoral paintings. Another French painter persuaded his family to let him study art at a young age. At first he tried historical paintings, but found his true calling in portraying the land and his love of rustic life. He was a well known artist in his time, and rightly so. You really should spend some time looking at more of his paintings.
Girl Knitting is a pretty good example of Jules Breton style. He really captured lighting well. And with his portrayal, suddenly an everyday event becomes a work of art. Aria is the best, okay, okay, the only knitter in our family. So she was our choice to bring this art to life! A fun side note, the garment over the back of the chair is this skirt!
Painting: Girl Knitting
Artist: Jules Breton
Coming soon: your sneak peek and link to Simple Life Pattern Company.