DETAIL: Gustav Klimt’s
Woman in Gold as
interpreted in threads.
Chagall's The Birthday Kiss
Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace
Van Gogh’s Almond Blossoms took my breath away when I first saw it at an exhibit in LA. The painting was as large as a wall and colors were amazing. It was right at that moment I knew I needed to paint it with thread. This was the biggest challenge I took on at that time (circa 1990s). Since then this work became my "signature" work and my most beloved.
Interpreting works of art, both great and small.
PAINTING WITH THREADS
By Dina Kassel
Gustav Klimt's Woman in Gold
Van Gogh's Courtesan (after Eisen)
Birthday Kiss details
Still Life with Oranges detail
Van Gogh's The Room
Van Gogh's Starry Night
Klimt's The Kiss
Irises By Van Gogh interpreted in
threads specifically for an exhibit in 2015.
I have wanted to interpret in threads Klimt for a long time but found his complexities and facial expressions very intimidating. I used pointillism on the faces to achieve a degree of the expressions seen in the paintings. I feel that my success was limited but my enjoyment of the process was immense.
Claude Monet The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil
Seurat's A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte
Cafe Terrace detail
Van Gogh's The Harvest
Van Gogh's Sunflowers
Van Gogh's Irises
Monet Railroad Bridge was thread painted for my friend and sister Ruth and husband Steve for their anniversary. They are both lovers of water and sailing.
Water Lilies were embroidered in honor of the birth of my second granddaughter Tatum. The whole family has a great love for Monet and this was an opportunity for me to honor it.
Klimt's Emilie Louise Flöge
Matisse Still Life with Oranges