Sumptuous textiles often anchor a work of art. Although they are often placed in the background- a rug in a snug interior or the dramatic drapery of a hidden curtain-they provide subtle details which both personalize and charm in a work of art. While there's something inevitably heavy and functional about textiles, recalling intricately woven tapestries insulating cold castles during Renaissance times, there is also something artistic and decorative.
There is an invigorating creativity embedded into the creations of patterns, found in clothes (like the wonderfully patterned kimono in Calligraphy Lesson ) or interior fabrics (imagine running your hands through the rug in Pink Rose) which flaunt a work's personality.
They visually attract and keep us warm at the same time. Spanning from the funky stripes of La Swann, l'ete, du Cote des Cures Marines to the fabrics offsetting a still-life composition, they exude something tactile and human. What's your favorite pattern?