This week the requirements were as follows for the Nasher / Matisse Contest. Spoonflower partnered with The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to hold a contest with the goal of designing a textile that would look at home in a Matisse painting like the ones currently on display as part of the Nasher's exhibition on the Cone sisters of Baltimore. (Using the specified color palette: RGB hex codes: #DE8371, #C33855, #D1CC56, #2E486B, #FFFFFF).
The textiles in the Matisse era were very ornate. His simplification of those designs are both whimsical and a great representation of the textile itself. I chose to do a carpet -like pattern in a "simplified-ornate" design. ©2012 Patty Rybolt Designs