The forty sixth offering in our ART WALK Series features a painting by Jack B. Yeats entitled "Grief". When touring the National Gallery of Ireland prior to our trade show in Germany, we loved this particular piece and decided to create a short series of art walk colourways based on art shown in the Gallery.
Grief, painted when Yeats was exploring particular human emotion in his work, is one of the artist's largest and most-celebrated paintings. The picture, which may have been derived from an original sketch entitled 'Let there be no more war', can be read then as an anti-war statement, akin to Picasso's Guernica. In the picture, rows of soldiers with rifles and bayonets surround a rider on horseback who raises one arm in the air as if to lead a charge. In the foreground, a woman dressed in blue comforts a blond baby. To the left of that pair, an old man, bent double, reaches out his hands in despair. Yeats has applied paint thickly but sparingly on the canvas, and has employed vivid colour to great emotional effect. While the indigo blue suggests sadness, the yellows and reds point to more heightened emotions. [quoted from onlinecollection.nationalgallery.ie]
Included in your purchase will be the following:
Serenity Silk + (1 skein)
70% sw superfine merino/15% cashmere/10% silk
Approx. 500 yds (fingering weight)
US 1-3 needle recommended
hand wash/air dry
We are taking pre-orders for this yarn until April 16, 2019 with a shipping schedule of early May, 2019. You will receive a shipping notice at that time.
Please note this colourway is shown on the yarn base you are pre-ordering and because these are handdyed the skeins will all vary in depth of colour and colour placement from skein to skein. We highly recommend alternating skeins every 2 rows if you want colour consistency with 2+ skeins in your project. There is no pattern included with your yarn purchase.