Modernism and Artisan Textiles - a Narrative to Be Discovered

Modernism and Artisan Textiles - a Narrative to Be Discovered
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Open spirals that evoke the forms of the planets and their movements, echoed in the continuity of fibres, in Spirals by Alexander Calder (1974). A serene landscape of the South of France, reproduced with a simple water-colour style - tall trees that cast long shadows on the ground and a mountain’s asymmetric profile in the background in La Napoule by Pablo Picasso (1965 ). Pure geometrical forms and a potent array of contrasting colours in Autumn by Sonia Delaunay. The rich and exuberant nature which winds around like a fable in the tapestry, eight-metres long, by René Perrot, Great Waterfall (1977). Varying textiles in terms of colour and texture, torn, cut and stitched according to a definitive order in To Antoni Gaudì by Antoni Clavé (1968). These are just a few examples of the works displayed in Tales of Thread at the Custot Gallery of Dubai which show the fascinating and artistically important relationship between European modernism and high-level handcrafts. In fact, the exhibition seeks to extol textile art, showing off limited or single edition tapestries, rugs and cloth works, created by eighteen internationally celebrated artists, including, besides those aforementioned, Robert Delaunay, Maurice Estève, Sheila Hicks, Jean Lurçat, and Alice Anderson.
Alessandra Migliorini - © 2020 ARTE.it for Bulgari Resort Dubai