Our Church at Auvers cross stitch was inspired by Van Gogh’s 1890 oil painting of the church. We think you’ll love recreating the dark blue sky and thick brushstrokes that define the church’s arched windows and belltower.
This is a large, full coverage cross stitch and measures 45.4cm x 58.4cm (80,500 stitches) when stitched on 14 count Aida cloth. You’ll need 98 different DMC threads and will use about 45 skeins in total.
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The 1890 Church at Auvers was painted about a month before Van Gogh died, and depicts the church from the Parisian village of Auvers-sur-Oise. In his own words:
Apart from these I have a larger picture of the village church – an effect in which the building appears to be violet-hued against a sky of simple deep blue colour, pure cobalt; the stained-glass windows appear as ultramarine blotches, the roof is violet and partly orange.
In the foreground some green plants in bloom, and sand with the pink flow of sunshine in it. And once again it is nearly the same thing as the studies I did in Nuenen of the old tower and the cemetery, only it is probably that now the colour is more expressive, more sumptuous.
Vincent Van Gogh was a Dutch Post-impressionist painter who is arguably one of the world’s most famous and influential artists. It’s sadly ironic that he hardly sold a painting during his life (living in poverty for all of his career), but now reproductions of his artwork can be found on cushions, wall prints, mugs, t-shirts, stickers, screensavers … and of course cross stitch projects.
But they are so beautiful we all want to share in the Van Gogh genius.
His work is defined by his bright colours (oh, the Starry Night) and thick, expressive brush strokes. We are so excited about developing more cross stitch patterns of our favourite Vincent Van Gogh paintings. Keep calling back to the store as we add more and more.