Ann Turley – Artist style #5

Yellow man

Based upon “Portrait of a Yellow Man” which hangs at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, the original painting was created during Klee’s Expressionism period. Expressionist artists try to convey emotion and meaning rather than reality. Klee is trying to provoke emotion in the viewer with distortion and exaggeration. Mine is an intentionally simple line drawing with little change in value. Materials used were commercial cottons and watercolor pencils.

Detail view:

Klee’s Portrait of a Yellow Man:

  1. This works so well, the stitching of the background really accentuates the simple form of the distorted face. Great work!

  2. Chantal Guillermet

    another great Klee piece ! different but alike !
    Il live the choice of free motion bubbles around the face, it gives lightness to the piece.

  3. A delightful interpretation, especially using the muted colours. The bubble quilting accentuates the “face”.

  4. studiociboulette

    Beautiful thread drawing work. I love it. Love the quilting effect. Bravo!

  5. You really found the way how to interpret Klee’s work using different media. Well done!

  6. I am very impressed with the exact transfer of a character and the use of color. very gentle. Admiring the background , the stitching you did.

  7. Very effective interpretation. Love the fact that such simple lines can make up such a characteristic face. Admire your bubble quilting. Great piece!

  8. You know that I love Klee but I love Klee seen by you too! Great interpretation of his style executed in fabric, perfect!

  9. A clever transfer into fabric and stitch. A simple but effective use of thread. Very Klee.

  10. I love the line drawing effect that you have incorporated into your quilt and the free motion stitching is perfect. Well done

  11. Love the contrast of your line stitching/drawing with your bubble quilting, it gives your composition a softer more fun and animated feel. Well done!

  12. You really captured the essence of Klee’s portrait. The bubble stitching makes the face stand out.

  13. I like how you just stitched the drawing and added a little color to it. The background bubbles are perfect for this piece.

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