Please read below on some history of the renowned artist Erte (pronounced RT)
Graphed in DMC colors :
The current image you are viewing has close to 200 colors.
The actual pattern you will be getting uses 25 colors.
The actual pattern image has been meticulously enhanced and corrected; stitch by stitch.
This pattern can be used as a cross stitch or needlepoint pattern.
THE CURRENT DOWNLOADABLE GRAPH IS 14 STITCH COUNT.
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The number of stitches = 200 stitches wide by 272 stitches high
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A multi page color block pattern chart –minimum of 10 pages
A multi page color and symbol pattern chart –minimum of 10 pages
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A 22 page OVERSIZED COLOR BLOCK PATTERN
A 50 Page OVERSIZED COLOR AND SYMBOL PATTERN
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A key showing :
Color / symbol -- Color-- DMC Color / Number -- Color Name-- # Stitches per Color-- Skeins
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Erté, born Romain de Tirtoff in Russia, lived 1892-1990.
Choosing not to continue in the distinguished heritage of his family, Romain emigrated to Paris in 1912. The French pronunciation of "R" for Romain and "T" for Tirtoff combined to make Erté - a name that became prominent in the world of theater and fashion in both the U.S. and Europe.
Fasinated by the ballet and opera in St. Petersburg, he was also strongly influenced by the Ballets Russes in Paris. Because the artist's sense of design was so accomplished, singer and fashionable socialite Ganna Walska commissioned Erté - who she called "the most imagiative man in the world" - to create many of the opea costumes on display in this exhibition.
Erté's first theatrical designs were for famed courtrier Paul Poiret's Orientalist fancy dress balls.
Erté's theatrical costume was characterized by rich and vibrant color - color that gave the costume a commanding presence and confirmed its identity as a work of art. A designer's participation is critically important to the success of the costumes. Erté was involved in the smallest detail.
Erté described the degree of his involvement: "A very important part of my work for the (theatre) is devoted to supervising the execution of my sets and costumes. In fact I spend more time on this than on the designs themselves ."