Chantal Guillermet – Artist style #3
CHAGALL : The Isba
The house is often represented in Chagall’s work by an old bent isba in reference to the houses in his native village.
I chose to represent the house because it is the cradle of traditions, it is there that they are passed on.
I used a piece of cloth embroidered with a monogram that I painted in bright red, with a few touches of brown and black in reference to the painter’s palette.
The isba is fused onto the background so that the background fabric can be seen between the different pieces to accentuate the colour contrast. The brown fabric used for the isba is hand dyed but has been repainted with inktense blocks to simulate the black beams.
Traditional embroidery motifs are embroidered in free motion quilting with black thread on the background fabric.
Chagall used black paint a lot to outline the shapes he represented.