Woman with Red Ribbon Cross Stitch pattern is a replica of a beautiful portrait by Vincent Van Gogh.
It’s a simply gorgeous project and we think you’ll love how the stitching the luminous red from the ribbon against the woman’s dark hair, the green background shadows, and texture of Van Gogh’s brush strokes. Fantastic.
Here’s an extract from a letter that Van Gogh sent to his brother in December 1885, thanking him for sending him money and discussing this painting.
Upon receiving the money from his brother, he had immediately hired a girl to model for the painting. He openly discusses the model and how much he enjoyed painting her lively spirit.
Further in the letter he questions whether the starting point in any portrait should be a person’s clothes, or their soul? It’s an interesting discussion on his thoughts about high art. You can read the letter in full by following the link below.
A touch of flame red in the jet-black hair and a second flame-red bow in the dingy white. She’s a girl from a café chantant and yet the expression I was looking for is a little Ecce Homo-like. But precisely as to expression, although I add my own thoughts, I nonetheless endeavor to remain true , see what I wanted to get into it. When the model came to me, she’d obviously had a few busy nights – she said something that was entirely typical – for my part, champagne does not cheer me up, it makes me very sad … Vincent.
Extract from letter to Theo van Gogh. Antwerp, Monday, 28 December 1885
Vincent Van Gogh is arguably one of the world’s most famous and influential artists and we just love charting his artwork into counted cross stitch patterns. If you love Woman with Red Ribbon Cross Stitch, check the store for more Van Gogh cross stitch.