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Black and White 1

A work made of cotton, weft resist dyed (weft ikat) satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.
© Ethel Stein

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  • A work made of cotton, weft resist dyed (weft ikat) satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist.

Date:

2006

Artist:

Ethel Stein (American, 1917-2018)
United States

About this artwork

In the Black and White series, as in several other weavings that also reflect the influence of Bauhaus simplicity, Stein experimented with geometric forms through the play of light and dark (and the infinite gray scale in between), negative and positive, and spatial relationships. A virtually infinite range of compositional and tonal possibilities is offered. She made compositional use of the diagonals that come naturally with the stepped pattern changes possible on a loom. Encouraged by success in drawing graceful curved lines on graph paper, Stein experimented with curved lines, which do not come naturally on the loom, in the third, fourth, and fifth works in the series.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Ethel Stein

Title

Black and White 1

Origin

New York

Date

Made 2006

Medium

Cotton, weft resist dyed (weft ikat) satin damask weave; woven on a loom with a drawloom attachment fabricated by the artist

Dimensions

83.2 × 87 cm (32 3/4 × 34 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ethel Stein

Reference Number

2012.442

Copyright

© Ethel Stein

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