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.
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- Roberto Burle-Marx
- Wool and cotton; tapestry weave
- R. Burle Marx 71
- 275 × 317.8 cm (108 1/4 × 125 1/8 in.)
- Christa C. Mayer Thurman Textile Endowment