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A work made of wool and cotton; slit tapestry weave.

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  • A work made of wool and cotton; slit tapestry weave.

Date:

1971

Artist:

Roberto Burle Marx
Brazilian, 1909-1994

About this artwork

Roberto Burle Marx, a modernist renowned for his landscape designs, worked in a variety of media, including textile design. The harmony of color, texture, and form in this tapestry parallels his landscapes. To unify a garden, Burle Marx paired and grouped plants of varying scales and textures to produce contrast and balance. Like the elements in a garden, the forms in this textile invite the viewer to meander through the composition and contemplate the relationships between color, texture, and form.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Artist

Roberto Burle-Marx

Title

Untitled

Origin

Brazil

Date

Made 1971

Medium

Wool and cotton; slit tapestry weave

Inscriptions

R. Burle Marx 71

Dimensions

275 × 317.8 cm (108 1/4 × 125 1/8 in.)

Credit Line

Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment

Reference Number

2017.335

Extended information about this artwork

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