Gauguin’s Siesta

DETAIL:  Gustav Klimt’s

Woman in Gold as

interpreted in threads.

Chagall's The Birthday Kiss

Detail Emilie

Seurat detail

Van Gogh's Cafe Terrace

Close-up Detail

Close-up detail

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.

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

Close-up Detail

Klimt's The Kiss

Close-up detail

The Masters

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

Courtesan details

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