Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Quilts and Bed Covers in Paintings Symbolism of Quilts in Artworks Why artists paint quilts in their paintings

Quilts and bed covers, have been seen in many paintings of artists who paint home decor. Artists fascinated by home interiors make every detail and there are not just furniture items but also quite beautiful details, of table cloths and wall art seen in old famous paintings.        
Quilts symbolize family Heritage, as these were mostly handed over by elders. Quilts painted bring colours, and a homely touch in paintings.  Quilt- A warm bed covering, with padding, typically stitched in designer patterns mostly squares of fabrics stitched together.    

Quilts since ages were also displayed as works of art. Apart from functional purposes quilts are planned and made into beautiful patchwork designs and colourful images of birds, landscapes, cartoon characters birds etc.
Quilts have a lot of symbolism. They are specially made by hand for occasions to gift them on marriages, birth of child, or a family member leaving home for studies or higher pursuits; important life events.
Basically quilts are made from small scrap fabrics stitched together. Wikepedia- traditionally it was considered auspicious for females to make quilts before marriage,, indicating her hard working efforts. Symbols like inetr locking rings was auspicious and two hearts design on quilts was considered as evil omen for married couples. Many techniques in quilting and decorating hand made quilts is a tradition that still continues. Quilting is also a beautiful way to express stories and images termed as pictorial quilts. A friendship quilt is one that has similar blocks of patterns all over the quilt.
Quilts are also made with texts and messages stitched over them or painted after making the quilt. Then they are also presented as a token of honour to respected people with stitched signatures and names.
A Beautiful Life 34x48 inches Canvas Hand painted Quit Design Painting with Chinese and English Words
What did the artist wish to convey by painting quilts? a attachment to home, to traditions, to family. Then also a bonding a close emotional expression of family longing, maybe the artist were lonely alone, and painting quilts in their artworks indicated their connections with their roots. Quilts also indicate heritage and heirlooms, a symbol of wealth, symbol of protection, safety and security. Quilts may also symbolize parts of life stitched together and indicate a difficult childhood or bitter memories.  The artists who painted colorful interiors also added quilts on furniture and beds as a symbol of comfort and lived in homes,, maybe clinging to childhood memories. Of course the interpretations can be many and some are just fascinated by the vibrant colorful patches of cloth stitched together to form a unique beautiful designer quilt! Do share your experiences and why quilts fascinate you!
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5 comments:

  1. I have two paintings and little bit confused which one is a good one, as i read ur blogs my paintings are not going with the direction so want ur advice. I have lots of financial crisis going through no income from past two years due to which had to shift my office in home itself in my living room had putted partition and using half part as my office space my flat is on ground floor so have two doors the home entrance in north and the office entrance in west direction.
    My only issues is with my income rest all is good I have a real estate firm and at present handling it alone due to financial issues.
    The one painting I have 1 black single horse running on a beach the backside right leg is on water rest all 3 up running towards west so if I put It on north wall of office than it will go out as the door is on west. So should i hang it on south.
    & another two paintings with 7white horses running through water in a same direction with the sunrise on back but then If i hang it on south wall where my office chair is there so my back is face to the painting and the direction is as horses are coming in through windows as on left hand side the window is there and if on north wall then the office entrance is there n had the same painting in opposite direction as they are coming in from door. So which wall is preferable in this case.
    So my main concern is:
    1. Which painting should I keep and in which direction.
    2. Or both I can keep the black one on my backside south wall n the white one on north wall in my front facing.
    3. Or the white one in office side in which direction south or north.
    4. Or the black one in living room in north direction and white in office south direction
    5. Or white in a living room which direction and black one in office south direction as cant hang on north as it is facing the entrance door.
    Please help me with ur valuable reply. Will be very much thankful for ur help.

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  2. I have two paintings and little bit confused which one is a good one, as i read ur blogs my paintings are not going with the direction so want ur advice. I have lots of financial crisis going through no income from past two years due to which had to shift my office in home itself in my living room had putted partition and using half part as my office space my flat is on ground floor so have two doors the home entrance in north and the office entrance in west direction.
    My only issues is with my income rest all is good I have a real estate firm and at present handling it alone due to financial issues.
    The one painting I have 1 black single horse running on a beach the backside right leg is on water rest all 3 up running towards west so if I put It on north wall of office than it will go out as the door is on west. So should i hang it on south.
    & another two paintings with 7white horses running through water in a same direction with the sunrise on back but then If i hang it on south wall where my office chair is there so my back is face to the painting and the direction is as horses are coming in through windows as on left hand side the window is there and if on north wall then the office entrance is there n had the same painting in opposite direction as they are coming in from door. So which wall is preferable in this case.
    So my main concern is:
    1. Which painting should I keep and in which direction.
    2. Or both I can keep the black one on my backside south wall n the white one on north wall in my front facing.
    3. Or the white one in office side in which direction south or north.
    4. Or the black one in living room in north direction and white in office south direction
    5. Or white in a living room which direction and black one in office south direction as cant hang on north as it is facing the entrance door.
    Please help me with ur valuable reply. Will be very much thankful for ur help.

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    1. Dev , Welcome to Razarts!1) yes the black horse is good for you in south, but artwork must not have too much water. 2) 7 horses good but don't sit under the painting.3) Single one is better. 4) Yes you can keep both, but see that it is not too much string energy for you to handle,and the energy is not facing out.5) Just go with your gut feelings while you choose and hang the paintings. Hope this helps!

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  3. Thank you so much for your valuable reply

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    1. Welcome Dev! please share like comment on my website! www.razarts.com

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