Our stained glass patterns for wall art were inspired by two iconic architects and designers from the early 20th century…. Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
These creative geniuses, not only designed avant-garde structures, but also designed many of the interior elements of their buildings, such as the furniture, textiles and stained glass.
In the early 20th century, American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a series of buildings that became known as the leading examples of the "Prairie School" of architecture.
Prairie School style architecture is usually marked by its integration with the surrounding landscape, horizontal lines, flat or hipped roofs with broad eaves, windows assembled in horizontal bands, craftsmanship, and restraint in the use of decoration.
Horizontal lines were intended to unify the structure with the native prairie landscape of the American Midwest.
WRIGHT’S PRAIRIE STYLE INTERIORS
The interiors Wright created displayed clean simple lines of furniture, banding of rich wood trim work on the walls and ceilings, warm tones in the textiles and rugs, a charming interplay of stained glass and clear glass in geometric abstracts in the art glass windows, wood floors and earth-coloured tiles and concrete floors.
'AUTUMN SUMAC' PATTERN
We’ve stayed true to this classic Prairie Style design!
Our ‘AUTUMN SUMAC’ wall art design displays the characteristic linear geometric pattern found typically in Prairie Style window panels.
The vertical angular arrow-type motifs (we assume) represent sumac leaves resplendent and luminous in their autumn colours.
Regarding the selection of the colours, we were keen to retain the luminosity of colour as much as possible to give the stained glass window effect.
We therefore used a fresh range of oranges, ochre, amber, and golds for the autumn leaves with a classic Prairie Style earthen palette of rust clay and light stone to accent the geometric sections.
WHAT ABOUT SIZES?
We’re presently offering this handsome pattern in three sizes:
What size works well on your wall?
Custom sizes up to 36” wide for wall art at ZIVA are always available, just Contact Us .
OUR FIRST ORDER WITH THIS NEW DESIGN!
We were asked to paint the Autumn Sumac motif at 20" x 33" for a client to complement her existing Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window.
It's a perfect combination of two art forms..... with the inherent texture of the needlepoint tapestry contrasting with the reflecting characteristics of glass.
Just putting the finishing touches on it before sending it out.
They will be stunning together in the same room!
STITCHING IN PROGRESS!
Our client, Mary, is using a black cotton yarn for the 'lead' sections of the motif, and a reflectant silk yarn to depict the 'stained-glass' panels.....
and a variety of stitches to celebrate the inherent texture of a needlepoint tapestry.
Can't wait to see it finished!
COMPLETED, FRAMED AND HANGING!
'SPRING DAYLILY' PATTERN
THE STAINED GLASS PATTERN
Another precise and serene wall art design ‘Spring Daylily’, inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright!
This stained glass pattern has very strong vertical elements depicting the stem and leaves of the daylily….
with the abstract daylily flower centred boldly at the top of the tapestry.
To me, the symmetry and geometric intricacy of this pattern show characteristics of an early ART DECO style.
Typically the use of primary colours in the Prairie Style is more reserved, with greater emphasis on neutral colours and soft greens.
True to a colour palette inspired by nature, we have depicted the daylily leaves in a soft green and blue-green and the daylily flower itself in a range of colours from yellow-orange to orange and rust-orange. Earth tones of soft golds to ochres surround the daylily motif.
The sizes we are offering for the ‘Spring Daylily’ stained glass pattern are:
Again, Contact Us for Custom Sizes!
At the turn of the 20th century, architect, textile designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, became known as the ‘pioneer’ of the Modernist Movement.
This new philosophy, concerned with creating functional and practical design, was emerging throughout Europe.
The main concept of the Modernist movement was to develop innovative ideas and new technology: designs concerned with the present and the future, rather than with history and tradition.
'SUMMER ROSE' PATTERN
THE ICONIC MACKINTOSH ROSE!
We just had to include Mackintosh’s iconic stylized rose motif as our third stained glass pattern in this collection.
This elegant organic design,’SUMMER ROSE’, displays the fluidity and asymmetry of the Art Nouveau period, and yet it also features curved abstract shapes which evoke characteristics of the early Modernist Movement.
We have added a palette of light rose and taupes to the flowing ‘stained glass’ panels as a back drop to the stronger range of bright reds, rose-pinks, blues, purple and cool turquoise-green.
The sizes we are offering for the ‘SUMMER ROSE’ stained glass pattern are:
Again, Contact Us for Custom Sizes!
Click here for more background on Mackintosh and to have a look at our Mackintosh Cushion Designs.
The iconic Mackintosh Rose tapestry is ready to ship.....
but first, I wanted to give you an idea of the scale of the 20" x 40" painted canvas.....
'SCOTTISH THISTLES’ PATTERN
With my Scottish roots, I can’t ignore the national flower of Scotland….. the Thistle!
Again, the pattern shows a mix of the fluidity of Art Nouveau and the emergence of curved abstract shapes of early Modernism.
The Scottish Thistles are the central elements in the motif ……
but Mackintosh still couldn’t resist adding his iconic rose into the design!
We reworked the palette to suit to-day's contemporary homes with cool and warm neutrals in the background ‘stained glass’ panels and with a stronger range of bright roses, rose-pinks, blues, purples and cool turquoise-green as accents in the pattern.
What a wonderfully dynamic and colourful accent our ‘Scottish Thistles’ wall tapestry adds to this contemporary bedroom!
Want to stitch something smaller with a stained glass effect, have a look at our stained glass cushion designs!
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