Madam the Marquise de Maintenon & the Petit point from St. Cyr school on hand painted canvas
Madam the Marquise de Maintenon & the Petit point from St. Cyr school
Small Footstep of the Petit Point
Petit Point from saint Cyr (the basketweave stitch).
It is at the same time complex and simple like is the female psychology. A needlepoint stitch which can perfectly get married with the canvas of which it knows that without that it should not be living at all. A stitch which likes doing up with what it hold back and to intertwine it with its coloured arms.
A small stitch which dances as does the small steps of these ternary "bourrée" and minuet of XVIIth century of fashion in the good company of this time and which inspired Jean Batiste Lully and Jean-Philippe Rameau:
¶ I. a small stitch of skew ahead from then on
¶ II. two steps aside while swivelling slightly,
¶ III. a small stitch of skew ahead from then on,
¶ I. two steps back while being turned over,
¶ II. a small stitch of skew ahead and
¶ III. two steps back while swivelling,
¶ I. a small stitch of skew ahead from then on,
¶ II. two steps toward the other side and again
¶ III. a small stitch aside then one starts again,
¶ I. two steps toward the other side,
¶..) cover the warps while going down the poles and...
¶...) the wefts while going up the stairs!
A stitch which goes up then go down again and always of a strong and
A stitch of which the visible part enchants you by the admirable things
which are represented there and the invisible part seems to be a fortress, so
much and so that one wonders how.us.m so many hidden rigours can have been done
so much.us.m sublimes imaginations. A stitch of skew which does not deform what
it links, making square in its finished what he had found square in his
principle. A stitch which although using the softest fibres as the wool or
most.us.gile as silk created a work which resists the wear of time.