Saint-Lazare Station cross stitch pattern was inspired by the 1876 oil painting ‘On the Pont De L’Europe’ by French Artist Gustave Caillebotte. It is currently on display at the Kimbrell Art Museum, USA.
On the Pont De L’Europe is one of the key paintings of the French Impressionists and the scene overlooks the the Saint-Lazare train station. Saint-Lazare train station was famously painted by Monet. Here are some notes from the gallery website.
Caillebotte limited himself to strictly subdued visual means, and On the Pont de l’Europe is virtually monochromatic, the pervasive blue tones corresponding in visual terms to the chilling cold in which the figures stand.
For his composition, Caillebotte has adopted the geometric structure of the bridge, one pier of which bisects his picture vertically into two arched bays, these each subdivided by diagonal cross-bracing struts. The humanity of the figures resides in their freedom to escape the rigid symmetry.
Saint-Lazare Station cross stitch is a big cross stitch project (measuring 54.4 x 43.2cm on 14 count Aida cloth) that uses a lot of grey and pewter tones. If you are up for the challenge, we think you’ll enjoy recreating the diagonal lines of the bridge architecture and the men’s fashionable top hats and winter coats.
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Gustave Caillebotte was a French Impressionist painter who lived from 1848-1894. Caillebotte was actually an engineer and his eye for architectural line and structure is evident in many of his paintings. Look for more cross stitch patterns inspired by Gustave Caillebotte here in the store.
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