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The Times of the Day: Morning Awakening Detail, 1899 - Alphonse Mucha

Alphonse Mucha was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist who was known for his romanticized depictions of women. His work was characterized by intricate details, flowing lines, and vibrant colors. One of his most popular series is "The Times of the Day," which consists of four panels depicting different moments of the day. One of these panels, "Morning Awakening," has become a popular cross-stitch pattern.

"Morning Awakening" was created in 1899 and features a young woman who has just woken up. She is sitting up in and looking off into the distance. The scene is peaceful and serene, with soft pastel colors and delicate floral patterns in the background. The woman is dressed in a flowing romantic rose gown, which is a trademark of Mucha's style. The panel is highly detailed, with intricate patterns in the woman's hair and the folds of her gown. The painting is a perfect example of Mucha's signature style, which was characterized by his use of flowing lines and decorative motifs. Mucha was heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau movement, which was popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement was characterized by a focus on natural forms, such as flowers and plants, and a rejection of the harsh lines and industrialization of the Victorian era. Mucha's work was highly decorative, with intricate patterns and details, and often featured women as his subject matter.

Mucha's work was highly popular in his lifetime, and he became known as the "master of Art Nouveau." His posters, advertisements, and illustrations were widely reproduced and distributed, making him one of the most recognizable artists of his time. His work had a significant impact on the world of design and illustration, and his influence can still be seen today in graphic design, fashion, and advertising.

In recent years, Mucha's work has experienced a resurgence in popularity, with many people rediscovering his beautiful and intricate designs. Cross-stitch patterns of Mucha's work have become especially popular, as they allow people to recreate his designs in a tactile and rewarding way. The cross-stitch community has embraced Mucha's work, with many people creating their own versions of "Morning Awakening" and other pieces from his "The Times of the Day" series. Cross-stitching is a popular hobby that involves sewing stitches onto fabric to create a pattern or design. It has a long history, dating back to ancient Egypt and China, and has been popular throughout Europe since the Middle Ages. Cross-stitching was originally used to create decorative items such as tapestries and samplers, but today it is popular for a variety of projects, including home decor, clothing, and accessories.

Cross-stitch patterns are created by charting out a design on graph paper, with each square on the paper representing a stitch. The pattern is then transferred onto fabric, and the stitches are sewn in using thread. Cross-stitching requires patience, skill, and attention to detail, but the end result is a beautiful and intricate piece of art that can be displayed or given as a gift.

The popularity of Mucha's work as a cross-stitch pattern is due to the fact that his designs are highly detailed and intricate, which translates well into the cross-stitch medium. The flowing lines and decorative motifs of his work lend themselves well to the repetitive nature of cross-stitching, allowing for a meditative and rewarding experience for the hobbyist. Cross-stitching Mucha's "Morning Awakening" or other pieces from "The Times of the Day" series is a way for hobbyists to connect with his work on a deeper level.

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N Symbol Number Name Stitches 1 DMC 07 Driftwood 2484 2 DMC 08 Driftwood - Dark 1556 3 DMC 167 Yellow Beige - Very Dark 3167 4 DMC 310 Black 607 5 DMC 434 Brown - Light 415 6 DMC 522 Fern Green 1508 7 DMC 523 Fern Green - Light 823 8 DMC 535 Ash Gray - Very Light 792 9 DMC 632 Desert Sand - Ultra Very Dark 642 10 DMC 640 Beige Gray - Very Dark 1380 11 DMC 647 Beaver Gray - Medium 1040 12 DMC 734 Olive Green - Light 1120 13 DMC 738 Tan - Very Light 2963 14 DMC 745 Yellow - Light Pale 537 15 DMC 772 Yellow Green - Very Light 1472 16 DMC 780 Topaz - Ultra Very Dark 163 17 DMC 839 Beige Brown - Dark 1515 18 DMC 840 Beige Brown - Medium 1338 19 DMC 841 Beige Brown - Light 3769 20 DMC 938 Coffee Brown - Ultra Dark 977 21 DMC 945 Tawny 3192 22 DMC 951 Tawny - Light 1390 23 DMC 3013 Khaki Green - Light 1201 24 DMC 3046 Yellow Beige - Medium 1275 25 DMC 3047 Yellow Beige - Light 4110 26 DMC 3364 Pine Green 640 27 DMC 3770 Tawny - Very Light 8525 28 DMC 3782 Mocha Brown - Light 2927 29 DMC 3863 Mocha Beige - Medium 1400 30 DMC 3864 Mocha Beige - Light 3700